Category Archives: School Refusal

Some positive news

If you read my blog regularly you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with my son’s anxiety and school refusing on and off for a long period of time.   It has been a difficult road for all of us we as we’ve had to … Continue reading

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Friend or Foe?

In the early days of my son’s diagnosis I felt a compulsion to read as much as possible about autism.  It helped and I learnt a lot but after a while I grew tired of reading the academic explanations of autism … Continue reading

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Why has my son been denied support?

I am struggling with what has happened to my son.  I thought I did everything right – getting a statement, finding what I thought was a suitable special school and then helping him through his anxiety issues.  I was so … Continue reading

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Betrayed

I can’t tell you how gutted I feel at the moment.  I trusted the school to do what was right for my son and now I feel totally and utterly betrayed. My son’s annual review meeting was a tense affair.  We told … Continue reading

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Children missing from education – it’s not always the parents fault!

At long last Ofsted have raised concerns about thousands of youngsters missing from the education system.  In a recently published report they state that children with special educational needs, those who have been permanently excluded, newly arrived migrants and youngsters with mental health … Continue reading

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A trial in #homeeducation

After a lot of thought, I’ve decided to have a trial period home schooling my daughter.  This hasn’t been an easy decision but after the difficulties I’ve had trying to integrate my daughter into her new school, it seems that this is the … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

As you know the council named a school on my daughter’s final statement of SEN without our full agreement.  I was angered by this and also their decision to terminate my daughter’s home tuition with immediate affect.  In fact it … Continue reading

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Oh dear, we have a Family Support Worker

For those of you who don’t know, my son has regressed again and has not been able to get back into school this term.  I’m not surprised by this step back; I always knew we were treading a fine line … Continue reading

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Contempt

I wrote to the LA complaining about the way my daughter’s tuition had been abruptly ended.  I argued that it was unfair that no thought had been given to her disability and the need for transition.  A few days later I received a response saying … Continue reading

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Recovery from school refusal

I’m not sure if there is such a thing as recovery from school refusal but for us we’ve got to a point where my son is now spending nearly 4 whole days in school.  It’s a remarkable achievement because this time last year my … Continue reading

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