A new survey was published yesterday asking CYP, SEND parents, etc; in my area for their views on prioritising SEND funding and by implication funding cuts. The survey is to be followed up by three local area meetings. At face value, this would seem to be consultation best practise in action by Achieving for Children … Continue reading The Emperor’s New Clothes: prevarication dressed as consultation
How an LA can steal your child's childhood, and undermine their future, by passive adherence to internal processes, cost-based short-term decisions with long-term outcomes, and non compliance with even the most basic legal frameworks.
There's a sense of calm in the house that we haven't experienced in years. A sense of promise for the summer to come. A quiet determination to wring out every single ounce of fun. It's a really lovely feeling. And it's no coincidence that this is my first blog for months. I felt I should … Continue reading The calm between storms
This is an amended version of a blog I posted last week. The trainer who I am addressing was a freelance consultant who is paid to offer advice and support to SLT's and governing bodies within schools.
When your child receives an ASD diagnosis after they have started school the choice of school placement isn't necessarily clear cut. LA's often have policies about just how far your child needs to be behind their peers to even warrant a conversation. Never mind your childs tangible stress or anxiety levels. The LA decides. Making … Continue reading The price of empathy