My DGC's school appeals finally went ahead yesterday. My DDIL and I both feel like we were criminals in a court . They lasted from 11.15 until 3pm .
The panel of 3 plus 4 people from the LEA plus the head and secretary from the school, a note taker (all sitting on one side like a jury) and me and Daughter in law on the other. The most rudest and impermanent questions were fired from the LEA (promted by the head)and we had to sit and listen to our gorgeous, clever children being described as burdens on resources, statistics, parts of a percentage, a number over roll etc. but not once did they refer to them as children.
Half way through we were "allowed" a toilet break (I believe the panel were given sandwiches) and I said to DDIL "I feel like going back in and telling "her" to stuff her school right where the sun don't shine" .
Towards the end we were asked if we would like to make a brief conclusion and together with a few other bits I added "I am disgusted that not once have any of my grandchildren been referred to as a child or a person"
A truly a horrible experience. The LEA should be ashamed of themselves . Anyway apparently it takes a week or so for a decision although I hold no hope whatsoever of winning the appeal for any of the three children as I now believe it was cut and dry before hand and they were simply going through the motions.
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