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cheekymonk Tue 16-May-17 20:14:40

My daughter is in Year 1 and attends an additional resource centre for speech, language and comm difficulties within a mainstream school. She has a PDA, severe speech delay and verbal dyspraxia diagnosis. I was going to request an EHCP but school have now agreed to do it. Thing is, I'm questioning myself after recent meeting with school. They said that DD is in her placement school, that the plan would need to reviewed again in a coupe of years in prep for secondary and may get refused for assessment as statement transitions are priority.
I'm also thinking about DD. It has dawned on me that her speech may not miraculously be fine, will she ever make more friends and will she take a GSCE?? Teacher says she doesn't think DD will go to special school as she's 'bright' but if she can't clearly communicate how will she survive in mainstream? She said that DD is picking up on my anxiety. I thought I was accepting that DD was on a different path but perhaps I'm not. School want me to let them get on with it and have asked me to trust them. I worry about whether anything has been missed...DDs speech issues were picked up at 2...

zzzzz Tue 16-May-17 21:43:29

Why d school want you to take a back seat in your child's education? How utterly ridiculous. Thank them and decline their offer.angry

zzzzz Tue 16-May-17 21:46:16

Request the ehcp yourself and ask school to support you through the process. She has a demonstrable need for additional support (she's in a unit) so she more than meets the criteria for assessment.

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cheekymonk Wed 17-May-17 18:57:13

Thanks zzzz. Why do you think they 'took over' requesting assessment? I had sent them copy of request form, asking for dd's attainment data. Is it just a case of once they knew I was serious they thought they should do it otherwise it makes them look bad?

zzzzz Wed 17-May-17 19:19:22

It sounds like they feel they need to offer a "complete package" and that for them that means doing the donkey work.

notgivingin789 Wed 17-May-17 20:09:47

I hate it when some teachers think that bright children don't go to special schools or for the kids who will make little progress ! It's certainly not true at all !

zzzzz Wed 17-May-17 20:23:23

I dislike ANY "support" that doesn't empower the people using the serviceangry

cheekymonk Wed 17-May-17 21:24:01

I agree notgivingin, it's offensive. sad

cheekymonk Wed 17-May-17 21:29:20

Yes zzzz. I replay conversations and think about what was really being said/their agendas. I felt listened to at the time but as you say, don't feel empowered right now.

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