Friday, 5 June 2015

A Glacial Pace

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.
Hugely frustrating.
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.


alexa said...

Arrgh! How frustrating - and anxiety-provoking. Crossing fingers for you all.

debs14 said...

Crazy. Absolutely crazy. I do hope you get the result you want. We have our fingers firmly crossed for you x

Abi said...

What a crazy silly system. I'm praying for you Ruth and the tough decisions you and the brainy one have to make. Here's hoping you hear good news.

Melissa said...

Oh how frustrating when the system moves so slow! Saying a prayer that all will work out so that The Boy Child will be in the best place for him to learn and thrive!!

Sian said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out x

Becky said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you too x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hugs and good thoughts to you as you work your way through this.

Missus Wookie said...

It is such a postcode lottery isn't it? When we moved to a different borough last year suddenly things were available easily we'd argued for (and been denied) for years previously. Hoping things come through as you want.

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