Category Archives: Statement

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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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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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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Perhaps Monday

Towards the end of the last school term (just before the schools broke up for summer) we initiated the mediation process.  I did this because I wanted a more honest discussion with the LEA about how to secure a more … Continue reading

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Travesty of the SEN system – part three

The letter that we received from the council advising us that our daughter’s statement would not be changed did not conveniently include a copy of the report that it referred to.  So, we asked for it.  Three weeks later we … Continue reading

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