B. Willicott v UK

I am mother to a beautiful yet severely complex child who enjoys life, whilst living with a rare neurological disease affecting his neuro sphere (intellectual learning ability) and physical biology, however he is equally intelligent and articulate aka (Multiple Exceptionality). My child fits neither a mainstream or special schooling [...]

Dear Politicians

Dear Politicians, You are looking in the wrong places... The answer is right there... at the end of your pompous, greedy noses... the answer to better mental health care, reductions in child/teenage suicide, less school exclusions, less overcrowding in prisons, less violent crime... (I can go on!!) It’s actually [...]

Our Journey from Struggling at School to Not Attending At All

Obviously this didn’t happen overnight, we had many years of H being incredibly unhappy at school and many years of her needs not being met but what was the straw that broke the camel’s back? What were the final nails in the coffin that school had become? I am [...]

Is My Child Really ‘Fine’ In School?

Increasingly parents of children who struggle at school with SEND, health problems, or bullying are reporting that their children are described as being ‘fine at school’. If this happens it may be helpful for parents and other professionals to ask for clarification and consideration of the following points. Before [...]

By | 2018-12-17T12:49:30+01:00 October 28th, 2018|Attending Meetings, Mental Health, Parents, Professional Practice, SEND, Teaching|

Protocol for Professionals

By Jenny Murphy (NFIS member) The following is a ‘Protocol for Professionals’ when working with children and parents. It is not intended to offend any individual professional. In fact, chances are that if a professional IS offended it may be that they need to look at their practice. I [...]

NFIS Accountability Petition & Survey

Not Fine in School have heard numerous stories about the difficulties that families have accessing appropriate support for children in school. Often, these difficulties should, and could, be aided if the relevant legislation was followed by schools and local authorities, but instead existing statutory guidance, duties and policies are [...]