Education and Activities Archive

Jude update…

Panel Result: I have just heard that the Social Care department of our council are not willing to fund Jude’s residential place at the moment as they seem to think that four hours a week …

School transferral

  Earlier in the week I promised to tell you about the meeting I had on Monday with various people in Jude’s entourage. I think for the first time in the last eleven years, I …

Attributes of a special needs school

I’m going to put a positive spin on my tumultuous emotions regarding Jude’s current school situation. So here goes…   Attributes I think are important for a special needs school:   The ability to teach …

Have I made a mistake?

    I’ve made a massive error. Thinking about it, I can’t believe how stupid I have been. When I was looking around this lovely school for Jude, I think I drifted away in the …

New school!

    So FINALLY, the day has come where Jude returns to school from the Easter holidays. It’s just for an hour and a half today as I think it will be a lot to …

Jollydays Glamping site

    So I decided a few months ago to attempt to find some holiday destinations that are suitable for Jude. Initially, the thought of holidaying with Jude fills me with utter dread but I …

Professionals overload

    Yesterday was a draining but insightful day. Firstly, I took Jude to hospital to undergo assessments with a paediatrician plus a couple of other SEN professionals to see whether or not he is …

Orchard Toys review

I have been a fan of Orchard Toys for a while so when they asked if we would like to review one of their products, I was thrilled to oblige.   Emmeline has started to …

Half term plans

It’s half term and I’d be lying if I said I was overjoyed at the prospect of having a full week of 24/7 Jude. However, following a great parents evening meeting with his teacher, I …

Guest post – Intrinsic Motivation

    I wrote a guest post for my lovely blogger friend Jenni from Chilling with Lucas. Inspired by an overheard conversation (I’m such an earwigger, aren’t I?!) where a mother told her young son that …