Just keep swimming

We had our mediation session with the LA scheduled for yesterday afternoon following their refusal to issue Katie with an EHCP. It wasn’t ideal that it was the first day of the Christmas holidays in our area so Katie’s head teacher wasn’t available and neither was anyone from SENDIAS (As a side note, apart fromContinue reading “Just keep swimming”

Where we are now

The last few weeks have not got any easier, largely thanks to the powers that be at our local authority who have decreed that Katie does not need an EHCP and they won’t be issuing one. So instead of now being in the draft EHCP stage and trying to finalise additional support measures we couldContinue reading “Where we are now”

Summer holidays

We’re currently half way through the school summer holidays and I’m not sure what to make of them so far. My job is term time only so school holidays are me and the kiddies, no summer camps or holiday clubs. Generally I think that’s a good thing as Alice and Matthew would probably enjoy campsContinue reading “Summer holidays”

EHC assessment tribunal

It’s been a while! Life after our Lake District get away has picked up right where it left off, i.e. hectic! Work is crazy busy with the end of term looming and schools trying to cram events in, and life is crazy busy – again with the end of term looming and the sports days,Continue reading “EHC assessment tribunal”

The Weird Girls Group

When we got Katie’s report following her autism assessment it included a list of reading materials to help us and Katie understand autism better. One of the books was “I’m An Aspie Girl” which is aimed at girls aged 5-11 ish (Katie was 8 at the time). The terminology is outdated as it refers toContinue reading “The Weird Girls Group”

Katie on school

I wrote a couple of weeks ago that my application for an EHC assessment for Katie was rejected (on the basis that she’s doing fine academically – no mention of social or emotional difficulties). I have put in an appeal and am now waiting on the outcome of that. As some additional evidence I satContinue reading “Katie on school”

Pregnancy and birth – Matthew

John was at work on a Saturday morning when I got my positive pregnancy test with Matthew. I looked at that line and felt so happy. My final pregnancy and one to savour as much as possible. I let myself have a morning of feeling thankful that I’ve always manged to get pregnant quickly, andContinue reading “Pregnancy and birth – Matthew”