Tag: trust

The Man from the Local Authority

The Man from the Local Authority

This is a story about trust.  Now I can appreciate that to many, seeing the words ‘trust’ and ‘Local Authority’ (LA) on the same page will evoke strong feelings and I completely get that.  We have been shafted in the extreme in the past – even hardened SEN warriors gasp when they see what happened … Continue reading The Man from the Local Authority

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Why do they say “I’m OK”?

Why do they say “I’m OK”?

"We took a wrong turn, then another wrong turn and then we ended up in a field." Peter was asked by his Year 4 class teacher why he was 20 minutes late for school.  It was the end of term, he was exhausted and I had let him sleep in.  The school knew this.  I … Continue reading Why do they say “I’m OK”?

The Blame Game

The Blame Game

When Peter was in Year 2 I began to really question who benefits when a parent is 'blamed'.  I tried to think of all sorts of scenarios and to really challenge myself to think of an example of a situation where someone benefits.  Sometimes I would even imagine asking a group of final year student … Continue reading The Blame Game