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Re: [IPk] Re;holidays for children



Hi Karen,

thats excellent news about the school and congrats to Paul for the sports
competition - he's very talented.

Maggie
>-- Original Message --
>From: "DARRELL HAGREEN" <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re;holidays for children
>Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 18:10:54 +0100
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>
>Hi everyone,
>Thanks for your replies! After having further discussions between teacher,
>
>DSN and us, they have decided Paul can go on school trip after all! She
had
>
>begun to read information on ketoacidosis after discussion with us and 
>become very frightened, what I can't understand is that they have taken

>diabetic children away for years, so were obviously not aware about it!
The
>
>day they told us Paul couldn't go on the trip Paul brought a letter home
>
>from school asking us if he could represent school in an athletics comp

>which was at a school about 45min away from us! I felt like ringing school
>
>and saying no, if they didn't feel confident taking him away then perhaps
>we 
>should look at other things at school. Anyway he went off today full of
the
>
>joys of spring as usual, came back having won the high jump, 2nd in 100

>meters 2nd in relay! playing tennis for school tomorrow, how can you wrap
>a 
>child like this in cotton wool and exclude him from things he loves best.
>Karen (type 1 due to start pumping 3rd july after 24yrs of diabetes and
18
>
>months  waiting for a pump! Feeling very nervous) Paul age 12 (diabetes
8
>
>yrs pumping 18months)
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:57 PM
>Subject: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #523
>>
>> Hi Karen,  well I would go back in the school request that a govenor 
sits
>
>> in
>> with you and discuss it further.  Firstly they agreed and since  then
you
>> have told your son he is going, I feel they should honour the agreement
>> particularly since you went in to great detail and explain procedures
etc.
>> Secondly
>> the school could assign an LSA to accompany him on his trip (they are

>at
>> liberty to do this, it's called inclusion with a child with special 
>> medical
>> needs), the only thing I would add and working with children I can 
>> understand
>> if
>> they don't want to stay up to 1.00am as its tiring, is to test at say

>> 10.00pm
>> and do your adjustments then, he could take a mobile and talk to you 
>> directly.
>> I work in a school and also run scouts/cubs and I know we would have no
>> reason to disclude a child.
>> REMEMBER AND REMIND THE HEAD TODAYS EDUCATION IS ALL ABOUT INCLUSION (they
>> hate that word)
>> Any problems with them ring up your LEA and take the matter further their
>
>> is
>> no reason as to why he cannot go.
>> Any help you want email me for ideas as I work with Special Needs Kids
>who
>> have to be included in all our mainstream school activities !!!! What
ever
>
>> the
>> disability
>> Good Luck
>> .
>>
>>
>>
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