On Monday my boy is starting the first of a series of major operations to his legs, his shin bones are going to be severed and then rotated 20 degrees in wards and fused with a steel plate and pins. after numerous months of recovery they will then be removed then months later physio will start to help him walk again, followed by another procedure on his thighs.. I am literally in tears this week over what he has to go through.. but it should hopefully help him walk without any or at least less pain than he has now.. as well as cosmetic reasons..
This is of course is meaning he is going to be off school for a long time, today we spoke with his school and they at first said if he was off for less than 8 weeks then they offer no home tuition he basically misses those 8 weeks..
but my son will be off for at least 4 months.. they said they can provide 2 hours a week in tuition, and thats it, due to funding.. and once he returns to school because the school has no disabled facilities he will be placed into a classroom on his own and have to do every lesson like that, they said that a risk assessment would be completed but they expect he would have to spend his school time in one environment away from other children.. while he may get 1-1 support I very much doubt he will and might be dumped a load of work and forgotten about.
Now I am not sure here but doesn't the LA have an obligation to provide him a full time education? and isn't placing him in an excluded environment discriminating against him..
I am not trying to cause upset here and the school was very helpful and accommodating to an extent, but I feel very strongly about the lack of education he will be offered, I can try and home school him of course, but I have neither the knowledge or experience to fulfil his educational needs correctly.. I am worried also for him as he is very intelligent, out of his entire year he placed 1st in numeracy skills and english lit something I am massively proud of, so I do not want his abilities going to waste..
anyone aware of a similar situation?