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Assess for SEND, particularly when anxiety is a reason for absence

Most children who school refuse or struggle to attend, do actually want to attend, but for one reason or another they cannot. Potentially this means that they are unable to access an appropriate education. Understanding the difficulties they face is crucial to help them to improve their attendance and [...]

By | 2018-06-13T13:21:37+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Anxiety, ASD, Autism, Dyslexia, EHCP's, Policies & Procedures, Refusal|

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 [...]