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My son starting school next year.....

MeganC1992MeganC1992 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2019 in Coffee lounge
He's starting school and me his dad are wanting to go and talk to head teachers etc. What are the biggest questions you'd want answered when talking to them? 


  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    How will you support my child? This is a question I asked when I visited a school two weeks ago with my son in tow. What is his impairment, physical or cognitive? Can you tell us a little bit more about his needs or not? 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,729 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
    Welcome to the community @MeganC1992
    I have three kids, theyre all teenagers now, and for me it was important to go and look around the school and get a feel for it.  
    Will your son need any extra support?
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    Another tip- visit on a normal school day for a behind the scenes look at the classrooms etc.

    Take a list of questions with you to ask during your visit. Don’t just focus on the pictures/numbers/words. Observe the pupils carefully and pay attention to their facial expressions and reactions to lessons. Make notes as well. 
  • MeganC1992MeganC1992 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hes got hemiplegic cerebral palsy for those who asked
  • WhileIBreathIHopeWhileIBreathIHope Posts: 216 Member
    Hes got hemiplegic cerebral palsy for those who asked
    That they have a written strategy and plan in place
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