Adoptive parents lonely hearts....
WLTM. Proud parent requires brave teacher. GSOH, experience of traumatised children is a must, communication skills must be top-notch, thick-skin is a bonus. Can offer lots of unwelcome advice, tantrums inevitable - from both parent and child, I will interfere in your planning regularly and make unreasonable demands from you in order for my child to be supported and safe.
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Perhaps not, but I do wonder sometimes how I come across to Mini's teaching staff. His old teacher just switched off whenever I was there. She didn't take much notice, and certainly didn't take me seriously. She's now the SENCO.
Now Mini's teacher in Year 1 is also the head of year. I have a meeting with her, the SENCO and the head teacher tomorrow after I wrote rather a strong letter asking lots of questions about Mini's IEP. And made suggestions on things that I didn't feel needed to be included, and some that hadn't been but should be.
I feel like I've been summoned to appear in front of a firing squad, when all I really expected was a 'yes, thanks for those suggestions, I'll add them in' type response.
I'll report back after the meeting...if I haven't been shot down. If I have, well, you'll know never to question your child's IEP ever again.