First day back yesterday for 3 kids, 2 with ehcps. George (asd did so brilliantly last year we decided to look at increasing independence so has changed fromhaving lovely 1-1 of four years to mornings woth her supprt and afternoons with a new lsa… big change for him… yesterday they changed the staffing and no-one showed up To suupprt him in the aft) Squirrel (dyscalculia and anxiety) first day at secondary, despite it being in her ehcp abd not tricky, no info on what would happen on first day. Someone misenetrerd her dob so we cant access her school lunch account, they asked us to give her cash, we did. The canteen refused to serve her. Shes tiny with a very high metabolism and when she got out she was sheet white hadnt eaten or drubk all day.
So, minor on terms of wgat we gave dealt woth, but still, frustrating that schools dont get the impact pf their ‘small errors’ and how much getting it wrong on the girst day impacts on some kids
Mummy to DD Squirrel Monkey (9), DD Howler Monkey (8), DS Curious George (7), DS Silverback (not quite 1)
No need to be apologetic because your issues are not life threatening.
They are just as valid. There is nothing worse than a bad start to a new, and presumably very big, school. It does not bode well if they do not care enough to even let a child have some water.
And expectations will be very different. I hope they will improve and that your daughter will get the support she needs as and when she requires it.
As for changing and not providing TA support. How is your little boy now? Has it unsettled him greatly? I hope he can access a regular committed TA with the right knowledge. Not so easy to find at the mo.
It is horrible that all services seem to fall by the wayside with employers struggling to find quality staff, never mind all the cuts.
Married to Bumblebear, 3 1/2 kids, a mix of adopted and home-made.
Totally get it. Sometimes it's the more 'minor' and straightforward things that school doesn't get right that means the day doesn't go well and erodes confidence (child and parent). What also grates is when the school says AC could have said something or asked for help - just not getting that our children so often can't/won't ask for help or even recognise they are struggling, which is WHY we give them the heads up and information we do. Grrrrr. Hope this week goes better.
How utterly unfeeling of the canteen not to serve a little girl on her first day at secondary school. How truley awful for her. I know you have your hands full but a short email to the school pointing this out is in order!
Actually, for any young child not to be served lunch is awful, there should be provision for emergency lunch even if the parent is charged for it later.
I do hope your little one has not been put off by this horrible lack of kindness. Poor her.
Mum to DD Lapwing (13) & DS Peewit (12) Married to Mr Mudlark