I take it they have issues with my educational report then….. okay… NOW they have a stroppy adversary on their hands. How threatening is this?????
Reply from my LEA.
Thank you for your letter dated 11th February 2004, regarding your concerns following a conversation
with BT. I will discuss these concerns with Bridget after the half term.
As I am sure SL (eo contact) discussed with you and you also found detailed in our information to
parents that it is the practice of the Peterborough LEA to visit parents in their home whenever
possible. We have found that this not only builds a comfortable working relationship between the
authority and parents but also ensure that our assessment of the appropriateness of the education is
fair and reasonable.
I am sure you are aware LEA’s do have a legal responsibility to insist that children-be returned to
mainstream schooling should the provision be unacceptable. It is the practice of this authority to
monitor and support parents who elect to education their children themselves as much as possible by
providing advice and ways to improve their package they are providing; this is done in partnership
with the School Advisors.
I think it is important to mention that in the last 6 years we have had only one child be returned to
mainstream school due to the provision been unsatisfactory.
Unfortunately we cannot suspend intervention for 18 months as a child becomes of compulsory
school age the term following their fifth birthday. Therefore we have a duty to monitor the provision
from this time.
May I suggest that the agreed appointment be honoured and-Bridget be accompanied by MW
her supervising officer.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss anything prior to or following
– BT’s visit.