I was up until about 12.30 last night completing Parental Contribution Forms for a Meeting held at the school today.......so I went to bed with my head buzzing and I never really switched off from it all.Been on the phone to The Down Syndrome Association this morning to get some specialist advice regarding Amelia's support at school....it seems I am not quite so mad in thinking that a bit of differentiation is possible. We are visiting the SN school on Friday and I suppose I need to decide one way or another if I want to continue battling things out with the school/LEA or whether or not Amelia would actually be better of in a SN school.
The school are saying that Amelia is struggling to access the Year 2 cirriculum and that they cannot differentiate lessons without excluding her. Funny that the advisor from the DSA advised that there are actually plenty of schools out there differentiating classes for children with Down Syndrome and still on P-Levels, not only in Y2, but also into KS2 and even into Secondary education.
I just feel I am constantly banging my head against a brick wall with it all but deep down I know that if I send her to the SN school I will feel that the system has beaten me and that I will have let her down badly.
Anyway, enough of my waffle...........meet Dotty Dolly!#
I wonder how we could give her little nobbly knee caps too!!!
Thanks MUM, I love Dottie Dolly! xx