Podds - I realise it's tough for schools and I certainly don't expect miracles and I feel entirely sorry for them. I'm just annoyed that within 5 months they (the LA) haven't even managed a bit of tutoring or any educational support. It seems they say lots about protecting the vulnerable but do little to actually help at times. However have just had a phone call from education person to say she has lined up a meeting with a headteacher next week. It's amazing what can be done when someone mentions statutory rights and duty of care - mwah ha ha ha
It seems you may be able to make lovely soup but speaking in real sentences is beyond you Spence!
I blinking hate the 'social work' team. FC6 arrives yesterday and is dropped off with a cheery wave. Today there is a meeting about her in our house consisting of her social worker, our social worker, her education link person, our education link person, her 'special issue' worker and someone who was observing, OH and me and lets not forget FC6. Why not gather 9 people together to talk to someone who speaks very little English on the second day of placement. FC has been in care since September but education person has been working really hard to get something sorted but sadly hasn't been able to. I point out that I expect her to be in full time education within 5 days as it's the LA's statutory responsibility. Education person doesn't want to get her in to school without the correct level of support as it will only set her up to fail. I pointed out that by not doing anything for the past 5 months this was perhaps already the case. She thinks 5 days is over ambitious. I foresee some harsh words being spoken next week. Aaaaaaarrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhh
Lets not forget too we have the plumber and handyman in today - tra la la - and breathe.
(((((Larry)))))) ouchy youchy. Hope the painkillers do their job
((((Tubs)))) frustrating stuff at a tie when you don't need the hassle
(((Far Far))) I feel your pain
((((Podds))) in the words of the Grange Hill Gang - Just Say No!
Get me, I only went and ran again this morning. I fully expect my legs to fall off tomorrow