The Brainy One and I are actively looking at
schooling options for The Boy Child.
He's currently at a wonderful school.
Small class sizes. Just 140 pupils.
The kiddos know all the other kiddos and staff alike.
It is, we feel, now no longer the right establishment for him.
Changing schools isn't easy, especially outside of the norm.
Having a Statement of Educational Needs does, however, offer some leeway.
Back in January, at Statement Review time,
we asked for a placement at a school with an autism unit.
We were denied.
All the information that we had been given prior to making a decision
and requesting the move proved to be incorrect.
That's an understatement.
Included with the denial was the recommendation that we look at a
number of other schools local to us.
Meet the staff and in some cases, the pupils.
Tour the schools.
Ask questions, questions, questions.
Sounds easy, doesn't it?
Children's Services in our London borough moves,
we have discovered, at a glacial pace.
Some six months on from our initial request
and some two months since the denial,
we are expecting confirmation of the final decision.
The deadline for our right to appeal is in five days.