Croydon Advertiser: Dad of dyslexic schoolgirl calls on Michael Gove to rule Croydon’s special needs policy ‘illegal’

April 25, 2014

The father of a severely dyslexic schoolgirl has called on Education Secretary Michael Gove to compel the council to change its “unlawful” policy towards children with special educational needs.

For a child to receive specialist support, parents must show they require “significant assistance” in at least five of eight areas – only one of which is education.

Read the full article here: http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/minister-review-special-education-policy/story-21006472-detail/story.html

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Have you experienced similar problems trying to gain support for your child? Or perhaps you were the child who never received the support you needed? Please share your thoughts and relevant blog links below whether it’s on dyslexia or any other learning difficulty.

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Posted on April 25, 2014, in Current Affairs and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’m going to get the ball rolling here. I started writing blogs on my experiences in the education system and how my mum tried to bring it up with teachers for years. I have so far only had a chance to write about my experience with Primary School, my High School experience was far worse! So this is my Primary School experience with dyslexia from my blog as the child who never received the support: http://thedyslexicstudent.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/dyslexia-and-me-education-system-and-me-primary-school/

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