Watching as the gatekeepers close the gates

Watching as the gatekeepers close the gates

The area where we live is ruled by a benevolent Master. Benevolent in that the minions that represent the Master are professional and honestly want to do the best they can for the local townsfolk. But when it comes to dealing with the local SEND community the minions are forced to follow well worn paths … Continue reading Watching as the gatekeepers close the gates

From The Guardian – ‘People give up’: the crisis in school support for children with special needs

Article written by @louisetickle and published in The Guardian on Tuesday  5th September 2017. Wholly reproduced here as I am one of the parents quoted.   Two years ago, Ben Johnson, then aged nine, suffered a mental breakdown after years of difficulties at home and at school. His mother, Sonia Johnson, says he had deep … Continue reading From The Guardian – ‘People give up’: the crisis in school support for children with special needs

Where now? Or what to do when your old career doesn’t seem to fit you any more.

Gathering new skills and experiences wasn't my idea. An understanding of diagnostic pathways, the ability to spot an ASD child at 200 yards, a working knowledge of the Children & Families Act, or when a policy is lawful or simply made up to fox SENCO's & carer givers alike. How to re-appeal a DLA decision, … Continue reading Where now? Or what to do when your old career doesn’t seem to fit you any more.