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Told Head teacher ......

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PipinJo Fri 11-Jul-08 20:58:05

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Seuss Fri 11-Jul-08 21:29:58

That is really terrible - is the situation likely to improve once the head has toddled off? If they actually have an ASD specialist teacher how come they haven't been spending time with your ds? It's all the more distressing when you think how much difference therapy can make in these crucial early years.

Sorry to hear you're having to fight these battles - it is a pile of poo.

Nat1H Fri 11-Jul-08 22:59:05

write a letter of complaint. They never take any notice of telephone calls, but have to do something if they get a letter. Send it to the highest person up the ladder you can and name and shame individuals. Send a copy to your MP. Things should quickly improve! Good luck!

PipinJo Sat 12-Jul-08 14:42:31

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Homsa Sun 13-Jul-08 20:44:57

Sorry to hear you're still battling with pretty much everybody! It is a rotten system isn't it - you may win the tribunal, but you lose the goodwill of the school in the process, and the fight just moves to a different battleground...
I feel I've got a black mark against my name since our tribunal as well, although DS's school are slightly more clued-up than yours I think... apprehensive and unsympathetic all the same!
What are you going to the High Court for PipinJo? Our statement has been in place for over 2 months now and only now that I've made an official complaint to the LEA's monitoring officer, are they making any attempts to arrange funding for ABA - and it remains to be seen if they will backdate it.

PipinJo Sun 13-Jul-08 21:48:37

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Homsa Mon 14-Jul-08 20:04:59

PipiJo
I'm still hopeful we can get the funding sorted without going to court... the LEA has now finally sent our tutors some CRB forms and contracts. But I'm not counting my chickens just yet! By High Court do you mean judicial review? And is it true that the Ombudsman takes ages to look at your case?

It seems that in my LEA getting the provision specified in the statement is going to be an uphill battle now anyway - they're devolving SEN budgets to the schools from September, but it appears that these budgets are not going to be linked to statements, instead they are based on other criteria like percentage of children entitled to free school meals etc. hmm Just who dreams up these kinds of schemes???

Speak to you soon! x

nikos Mon 14-Jul-08 20:28:58

Pipin - what a courageous mum you are to keep going with this battle. What happens to those poor children who don't have such tenacious parents. Makes me want to weep. Early intervention is so important.
Keep strong and keep fighting, your ds will be the better for it.

nikos Mon 14-Jul-08 20:29:15

Pipin - what a courageous mum you are to keep going with this battle. What happens to those poor children who don't have such tenacious parents. Makes me want to weep. Early intervention is so important.
Keep strong and keep fighting, your ds will be the better for it.

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