Tag: Parent

Who knows my child best?

Who knows my child best?

By Rosie and Jo's mum I think many of us have been in the position where another adult believes that they know our own child better than we do.  Often this is a member of our extended family or school staff. So why should I be recognised as the expert in my own child? I … Continue reading Who knows my child best?

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Disagreements over ‘diagnosis’: What should happen next?

Disagreements over ‘diagnosis’: What should happen next?

This Situation The open secret that teaching staff can decide that the conclusions  of an 'expert' about a child's specific difficulties are wrong, without following any agreed process, became well publicised over the last week.  So what 'should' we expect from the professionals that we entrust our children to every day? Examples of the types of … Continue reading Disagreements over ‘diagnosis’: What should happen next?

SEND Parent = Agitator?

SEND Parent = Agitator?

By Rosie and Jo’s mum There’s a new word for parents like me. I realised that the education system was failing my children very badly, I found the guidelines their educators should be following and I spent time, energy and, eventually, money on making sure their needs were met well enough for them to have … Continue reading SEND Parent = Agitator?