A few months ago we were informed that this site was closing and new provisions would be offered for the children.
Obviously a massive change like this will be challenging for SEND children, we were assured by the school that a lengthy transition process would happen between schools and we would be given as much support as possible.
Yesterday at school collection 2:30, we were given another letter. It states that due to staffing issues all children will be put on a part time timetable after the half term. Some have been reduced from five days a week to two days a week: being reduced by more than 50%.
Frankly this isn’t acceptable or nearly good enough. Our children, due to their conditions, need time to adjust to change and to be given such short notice is a massive failing of the school. They were aware of the impending situation when staff handed in their notice. Obviously with Covid all children have been through so much this year and to get back to some normality only to have it taken away again is heart-breaking.
The questions I would like answers to are:
I really hope you can help with these issues or be able to point us as parents in the right direction of someone who can. Our children are vulnerable members of society who seem to treated the worst by the educational system and it simple needs to stop. They are entitled to an education that we as parents should not need to constantly fight for!