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Securing a place at a Special School Nursery

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HLG01 Sun 24-Jan-16 16:12:00

Hoping someone can help.

My son has Prader Willi Syndrome. He is 3 and I would like him to attend the Assessment Nursery at the local special school. Our initial application was turned down and now our appeal has been turned down. The response is that he would 'cope' at mainstream.

I've also been told there are no written criteria for assessment for admission to the nursery. Can this be right?

My plan now:

1. Ask for a meeting with the chair of the panel who rejected the application. Request specific feedback as to why a place hasn't been given.

2. Request a meeting with the head of SEN at the LA to talk about the process and next steps.

3. Start the EHCP process - I will lead. Start with a TAC meeting.

4. Speak to local MP - is this worth doing? Can they help at all?

5. Seek legal advice - again, will this help?

I'm off to browse the forums, but any advice or help would be gratefully received.

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