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So angry. School will expel son because of sen!

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RabbitFoodist Thu 14-Sep-17 12:49:40

Apologies for length, tried to summarise towards the top here

Basically
1. How can they get away with this?
2. If it happens what happens education wise?
3. I realise there are budget cuts so maybe I have some sympathy... But who should I be going after to a) offer support b) take responsibility for my son's education c) to ensure something changes for all sen kids who are going to be rejected by mainstream but offered no support from LEA

2. If it happens what happens education wise?
3. I realise there are budget cuts so maybe I have some sympathy... Who should I be going after to a) offer support b) take responsibility for my son's education c) to ensure something changes for all sen kids who are going to be rejected by mainstream but offered no support

Feeling so angry and hurt especially on behalf of my son. I feel like they threw him off the edge of the ship and said 'you'll just have to swim, we don't want you '

To (try to) cut a very long story short. The Head said that my son will be expelled unless we get funding for sen support. Everything I read says this is against the rules but schools know they can get away with it and faced with this versus the effect on budget etc it's a choice they are clearly willing to make. The excellent (so far) newly appointed school SENCO thinks we are unlikely to get funding and it comes down to how much evidence we can get and whether we can present in a way County Hall will like, possibly using their services. I am not dumb but this is specialist stuff. I am considering hiring someone good to do my application. The Senco is amazing but clearly overloaded.
More details...
Funding was applied for over a year ago and it was rejected on the basis of insufficient evidence. The school paid out of their budget for a one to one assistance 3 days a week as they consider essential to the proper teaching of the whole class. not sure how this happens on the other 2 days?
The Head told me last year in no uncertain terms that they would find a way to remove him and it 'could get nasty'. I in turn repeatedly asked them to please record evidence. To be honest their SEN provision last year was obviously lacking/disorganised basically they couldn't cope, weren't following their own policy and very late on actually collected any written evidence. While sendiass were supportive they were not confidential and allowed the school to cancel their visit (I asked them to come to a meeting and basically say what they'd said to me on the phone /support the school in completion of the application for support - sendiass didn't contact me first about this, I was told either at or before the meeting about this. Took it at face value at the time, now I consider quite likely it was wanting to hide how disorganised their SEN provision was. Eventually, sometime towards the end of term something happened and they pretty much did everything I asked and collected evidence.

RabbitFoodist Thu 14-Sep-17 12:52:35

Sorry, I'm a first time poster. I think I definitely should have used the preview option. Unsure how to edit now blush

Lily2007 Tue 19-Sep-17 22:07:53

I would phone the LEA and ask for their help, both special needs team and exclusions and hopefully you will make progress.

user1494670108 Tue 27-Feb-18 13:46:19

It is ultimately the LA's responsibility to provide an appropriate educational setting and ime schools are using exclusion as an absolute last resort as they cannot give the support children need with no funds.
It's an awful situation for all concerned

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