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Well Becky i suppose now at least you know you can get the relevant support needed.
I suppose the upsetting thing for you at the moment is having the element of control and choice taken away.
Keep your chin up!
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Hi Becky Smile

Just wanted to add my support too but I have a question too, is your son statemented? I'm sure I've read he is but just checking first Smile
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he is statemented he got in band 4. i do want him to move, its for the best because as hes getting older he still needs to have play based learning and the school cant offer that. ive know for about a year it wasnt right for him but he was well liked by everyone (how often does that happen?). he had a part in the school play and first time around my oh went as i had to look after our daughter who was ill, he come back still laughing - our son had a dancing and singing part with some others in his class. he got on stage but did his own song and dance and everyone was laughing and love it they didnt even attempt to stop him. the next day all the teachers were saying i had missed it and how much they loved what he had done. the headteacher then arranged for me to watch it with the school children. i felt proud when the Children were clapping for him as he went on, and he was as funny as ever. hes a performer and isnt shy at all. im sad about taking him away from an enviorment like that.

in the meeting with the head, she said if it was a case of just going to another mainstream school she wouldnt let him go but he deserves specialist teaching in a play based enviroment. she said he was not a bad behaved child but his odd ways and obbessions got in way of him learning and that she was certain he was autistic.
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Hi Becky Smile

As your son is statemented there should really be no problem him moving to another school of your choice, although it would have been more difficult without the school's support. This is your right as a parent and the LEA would have to show that you son's attendance would have a detrimental effect on the other children at your chosen school, or on your son, before refusing. Have you spoken to your named officer on the statement?

To be perfectly frank, apart from a report, it's got b****r all to do with the SENCO which school your son attends and the more I've read the more angry I've got, it's difficult enough for parents of disabled Children as it is without someone whose very JOB it is to help your son causing more problems Angry

Your little boy sounds wonderful Becky, and I'm sure things will get easier when his school problems get sorted Smile

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Maggie x
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(11-07-2009, 01:05 PM)MaggieMay Wrote: To be perfectly frank, apart from a report, it's got b****r all to do with the SENCO which school your son attends and the more I've read the more angry I've got,

I did think that really they couldn't stop you from moving him and that it wasn't really their choice were you sent him! but I have heard simmilar cases by us. One lady I know at the school on my road (note:I will NEVER be sending my children there!!!) has a little boy who is 9, he was diagnosed ADHD at 7 and then ASD a year later. He is suspended from school on a weekly basis for his disruptive and volatile behaviour, he has alot of sensory issues and social problems. They have labelled him the worst behaved child in the school at the moment (nice of them) and his mom wants to transfer him to a special school so that he can get propper support for his needs. The school are refusing and have got social services involved who have backed the school and said if she tries to take him out of school he will be removed from her care! SHOCKINGAngry I just cannot understand it all.....she is getting no support at all especially as her partner passed away when her son was small so she has brought him and his brother up alone.

I was actually beginning to think that maybe there is more to it though, you never really know I suppose, you just take what people tell you at face value! shame if it is true though, and there is no other problems!

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