My ten year old son has a Statement of Educational Needs and is granted 15 hours per week with a one to one assistant. Every term, his Individual Education Plan (IEP) is reviewed by the teacher, the SENCO and myself and this sometimes includes input from outside sources who are involved with him.
Once a year the Statement is reviewed to make sure he is getting everything that he needs.
We have just had his statement review last week and this was quite an important one because it will include his transition into high school in September 2012.
The meeting has been arranged since the first week in September but despite this, his teacher told us he wasn't coming as we arrived because he had an after school welsh class to take, the SENCO had to be excused to go to another meeting half way through and the learning support teacher had not carried out scoring which will be required for the high school.
In addition to this the ICT SEN assessment I requested in the summer still has not been done and looks as though it wont be done until he is in high school.
I feel let down by the school, very let down.
I feel as though they haven't taken my sons situation seriously.
This is the fight I have had with the school since my son started there. First was the struggle for them to take him seriously and not write him off as a naughty boy, then there has been the constant struggle to get the school to understand and cope with him.
Its all very well having inclusion in mainstream schools for children with special needs but it cannot be done on a shoe string budget!