To: Government!

More SEN Training for teachers and TA'S in schools

We as parents with children who have special needs such Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD.

Our concerns as parents are the schools have not had much training when it comes to SEN. Our children seem to be falling through the cracks of the system. School are also over stretched by this. More funding should be given to schools for training and extra staff.

Why is this important?

This very important because we need to help our children cope in society, prepare our children for a happy and meaningful life. My daughter is 12 years old, though out her primary school days struggled with going to school, crying a lot, her anxiety levels were through the roof. Only when my daughter was in year 4 the school had noticed my daughter had communication problems I was never told about until year 5. When my daughter was 3 years old I had taken to the GP, she was very violent so our GP referred my daughter over to the community paediatric services I got my local MP involved. After all those years of stress, anxiety, we finally received a outcome, on the 6th Dec 2016 my daughter was finally diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

How it will be delivered

Through my local MP


Reasons for signing

  • Teachers not clued up on SEN or child mental health
  • So many times I was assured by school teachers that it wasn't autism
  • Teachers need to understand a child

Updates

2017-01-28 18:35:25 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-01-28 16:23:14 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-01-28 14:57:01 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-01-28 14:18:31 +0000

10 signatures reached