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So far Louise Parker Engels has created 12 blog entries.

Re: Snow Closure Days (Based on advice received by School Refuser Parents)

Dear Head Teacher, As you are aware school attendance is very important to us, and we have been monitoring your school closures, and feel that your snow closure days now reach the threshold for concern. Every day a school shuts due to snow, or any other reason, there is [...]

By | 2018-06-13T13:28:49+01:00 March 1st, 2018|Letters, Policies & Procedures|

Vulnerable to bullying or just children being children?

A case of bullying  as reported by one of our NFIS parents. After months school denying my youngest son was being bullied, despite the evidence, his primary school’s governors finally updated their SEN policy to include the phrase: We recognise that sometimes children with SEN may be more vulnerable [...]

By | 2018-06-13T13:29:55+01:00 February 16th, 2018|Bullying, Family & Friends, Policies & Procedures, School Environments, SEND|

When dyslexia needs aren’t met, school can be a difficult place to be.

After a horrible, distressing first term of a bad transition to High School ending in complete School Refusal, the head teacher asked, “ Have you thought about looking for a different school?” Er, no, not until you just asked the question that seems to mean you don’t want him [...]

Are Children Fine in School or Not? -What can happen when parents and schools disagree.  

Are children Fine in School or Not?   A case study of  What can happen When parents and schools disagree. Are these children at risk of harm?         What do parents do when they believe their child is struggling at school? Maybe they have noticed a change in mood or behaviour [...]

Resolving Problems with Schools – tips for meetings and complaints!

This article was written based on research and personal experience and is not meant to provide legal advice. I am currently involved in a social services investigation, and a referral to the LEA attendance court officer for prosecution which I suspect is the result of one complaint I made, [...]

“Not Fine In School” – what does that mean, and what can we do about it?

Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children get a full-time education that meets their needs, either through Home Education or by sending them to school. Those who choose the school option are then legally required to ensure they attend regularly, which has recently been interpreted as on-time, every [...]

By | 2018-04-13T12:30:51+01:00 December 10th, 2017|Education, Mental Health, Parents, Policies & Procedures, Refusal, Support|