When life gives you lemons fight back and make Lemonade!
So at recent CAMHs appointments and other I have been asked if Oliver has an ECH plan, nope he doesn’t! Why ? Well Oliver holds it all together at school and on their creditors (reward system) he is in the top 10 for his whole year (about 120 children) He is wonderful at school and they don’t see any issues.
Oliver explodes once he is home from school where he feels safe and isn’t judged, of course of things are really bad the I email in to school, some times getting a reply and sometimes not.
With half term now up on us and Oliver having a chance to decompress I am on a mission to fight back with school. Will I get anywhere who knows but I have massive issues.
So I guess this blog is for me to get my head around what I would want for Oliver what are the issues and what I have done so far !
So Oliver has been at this school for 2 and a 1/2 years and in the low years (KS2) he had amazing teachers who understood the issues and supported him, KS3 he has lots of different teachers and they don’t understand him. When I went in at the start of term I was given a quick 20 minute meeting to be told they have no concerns and my concerns were they have seen and worked with worst.
Oliver’s handwriting is awful, I can’t read it and he has been told by his science teacher she is unable to read it and he has to do something else when the others are writing, how is that helping ? This was one of my concerns at the start of the year which according to the SENCO and his tutor isn’t an issue? I have to teach him touch typing for them to think about allowing him a computer in school. I would work on hand writing at home like we have done before under his good teachers but nothing has come home to help us.
Teachers haven’t understood his condition resulting in me emailing in, which one email I had a reply the other ignored and both ignored by the SENCO.
So how do I get and ECH plan when they think nothing is wrong, how do I get the support for handwriting when they’ve seen worst?
A email has gone into school requesting a meeting I believe I need to sit down and come up with my concerns and Oliver’s and see what happens and maybe ask CAMHs to help.
I am not the only parent who has had issues with school and the SENCO.
What would you suggest to help or advise?
I shall keep you posted x