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how long does it take to get a decision after SEN panel sits???

(7 Posts)
blossomhill Thu 05-Nov-09 21:08:27

Sat yesterday for my dd who has been out of school for a few months. Rang today and they can't tell me until tomorrow as it has to ratified. Is it normal to take a few days to get a decision? thanks

grumpyoldeeyore Thu 05-Nov-09 21:11:32

ours took 4 days in the post both times

WetAugust Thu 05-Nov-09 21:20:18

Please remember that these so-called Panels are not accountable for their decisions - that responsibility lies with the education Officer who is handling your case. they could easily make that decision themselves but instead they send it to a Panel so they can claim they have taken 'expert' advice in reaching their ecision. however, the sec of State for ed had to remind LEAs a few years ago that it is the Education officer's decision and that they not not 'hide behind' the Panel.

Just to set the record straight.

Best wishes

blossomhill Thu 05-Nov-09 21:53:02

grumpy - i am phoning back tomorrow. 4 days must have been hell to wait

wetaugust - i agree totally with you. who knows if there is even a panel that sits we have to take their word for it!!!

vjg13 Fri 06-Nov-09 11:58:59

Panel sounds like some big boardroom affair but they are just rubber stamping what has already been decided! Any news yet?

blossomhill Fri 06-Nov-09 16:35:54

no find out monday now

TotalChaos Fri 06-Nov-09 18:24:29

i gues you must have had a somewhat fraught summer try to sort this all out, all the best and hope you get the right decision.

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