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Msqueen33 Fri 26-May-17 23:50:32

We are due to start a mainstream primary in September (the same as dds siblings one of which has asd and ADHD). We have an ehcp proposed and full time funding secure but I'm scared witless. She's preverbal. We've been turned down by panel for a Sen school as they feel she would have better role models in mainstream (I agree and so do her team). And we've done nothing but seriously consider what option is right for her. But the school are dodging anything regarding transition and the week after half term we are due a meeting (head and senco) where they discuss with us their planned response to her ehcp for the LEA( this is unheard of and unusual). We and her team think they are going to tell us to go somewhere else. I hate the thought that they don't want her. Or at least don't want to even try. I don't especially want to move her as my other dc has done well there despite a hellish first year and numerous what I now know are illegal exclusions. I'm not sure I'm strong enough to do it again with my youngest (I will but it's breaking my heart that they don't want my vulnerable sweet little girl).

Ceto Sat 27-May-17 20:59:58

The LA can only refuse to meet your preference for a mainstream placement if placing your child in the school would be incompatible with efficient education of other pupils AND there are no reasonable steps they can take to overcome the incompatibility. If reasonable steps involves extra funding, e.g. for full time specialist 1:1 support, then so be it. I think it's section 33 Children and Families Act 2014 you need to quote.

Incidentally, I hope the LA got a detailed Speech and Language report during the assessment process and that they've recommended detailed and specific support which has been included in Section F?

Msqueen33 Sat 27-May-17 21:11:49

Her plan is very detailed. She's got funding for a ft 1:1. I didn't think they could refuse her especially as we applied through normal admissions.

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