quick one - should i let them take dd off the sen register?

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Waitingforsleep Wed 06-Apr-16 19:22:09

Not sure how to respond? Why would they want to do this? Will it disadvantage her?

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yippeekiyay2 Thu 07-Apr-16 12:06:12

I would say it depends why they want to take her off it - I can't think of a reason why they would really because of it is due to an intervention working then it makes sense this would need to continue/ be monitored, if it is because they feel she is not SEN then that would be something to argue with them about if she is etc. Only thing might be if the reason for being on it was purely emotional and they feel it is no longer an issue? But my gut instinct is no she shouldn't be removed - often this is down to schools wanting to amend their numbers for things. Not sure if that helps really! X

AntiquityReRises Thu 07-Apr-16 12:37:51

Without details it's hard to say but my immediate instinct would be not to let them remove. Unless I guess there's an issue which everybody involved, especially you, know has been resolved for the rest of her school life. Whatever that could be.

GlassCircles Thu 07-Apr-16 16:03:03

It really depends on whether she is genuinely NOT in need of any interventions?

If they are trying to massage their SEN figures or dodge the extra work involved, they may try to sell it to you like 'isn't it marvellous, she is doing so well' so press for more details if you are suspicious. Have they got you to sign off her last IEP?

Waitingforsleep Thu 07-Apr-16 19:30:49

Well she still needs help with her spelling, anxiety, working memory etc... I'm going to say no I think just don't feel happy but wondered what's in it fir them by doing that?

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GlassCircles Fri 08-Apr-16 15:12:08

I think there is a move towards 'high quality teaching' being supposed to be sufficient to address many aspects of SEN without any specialist help or intervention. hmm

Have they said why they don't think she needs to be on the register any more?

I found this article which might be worth a read:

StarlightMcKenzee Mon 11-Apr-16 20:37:26

What's a register going to do? Jump out of the filing cabinet and teach her to read?

GlassCircles Tue 12-Apr-16 11:05:49

I don't know if the system has completely changed now, but it used to be that if a child was on the SEN register they also had an IEP. Which admittedly aren't always great, but at least there has to be recognition of a problem, targets and a plan in place (which usually means interventions of some sort). It also means proper scheduled meetings between the class teacher and parent each term in addition to the usual couple of 10 minute ones normally offered each year.

Waitingforsleep Tue 12-Apr-16 20:15:27

Starlight - what glass said. Just means we have to meet up to discuss targets etc and we have written interventions.
I have just drafted a letter to decline and out line why and what still needs to be put in place for her. I dont want to lose any support!

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