In response to the last Derby News article on, “Council now misleading Department of Education on Special Needs Children Plans …”to avoid being in the headlines”, a parent from Sinfin contacted me, copying his complaint letter that he’d sent to the Chief Executive, Paul Robinson. This is reproduced below.
Dear Mr Robinson
Again, after the assessment, the panel decided not to provide an EHCP. Once more we have appealed to the tribunal. On this occasion, again, the Local Authority has not opposed, and decided to provide an EHCP. In response to the Tribunal it has been stated that the L.A. will provide us with a draft EHCP by 29/01/2018.
In our opinion the Local Authority is doing everything to avoid providing support for our son and trying to gain time.
Bullying at school is very severe including physical , verbal and racial abuse. Until the beginning of year 6, P struggled educationally as well . We have provided him with a private tutor and spent time ourselves to help him get back on track. That showed us P is able to achieve good results at school. Unfortunately he does not feel well in the current school environment . Regardless, placing P on SEN plans, schools are struggling to cope with bullying and protecting our son. There is lack of social training and P is excluded socially. That makes him vulnerable for bullying.
P is also struggling educationally as he often cannot understand fully tasks.
He does need a person ( ideally personal assistant) with proper experience to help children with the Asperger condition. He also requires intensive social skills training and sensory exercises. It is over 1 year when the last EHCP assessment was requested( 26/01/2017).
Until today we have not received any response from our last complaint.
T – P’s father
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Categories: Special Educational Needs