It's been a while since I last posted. It's been a pretty stressful few weeks. My son has had a series of incidents at school related to inappropriate behaviour. He has also been coerced into bad behaviour by some older children and as a consequence now has to have constant supervision at all break and lunch times.
The school are being really good with him but we are now at the limit of what help they can provide so we have recently applied to the LEA for an assessment for a statement. This has now been refused as they say he doesn't fall under their criteria for assessment. The issue is that he is academically average or above average and the LEA say that he does not require any more additional help.
He does struggle very much on his personal and social development which is well below that expected for his age. Surely that can be a reason in itself for a statement. I have been advised to appeal the decision as that is the only way I can hope to get any additional support for him. He desperately needs that for quality of life at school. Surely that falls within the scope of what a statement is for. Not just for help with school work but also for personal and social development.
Has anyone been through this and can offer some useful hints and tips. I have contacted IPSEA but it is a daunting task ahead.
Thanks in advance.