My son is 2 years old now. We are starting to consider schools for him. I have made a list of possible schools, will be calling and emailing to schedule a tour over the next few weeks. I prefer to have a behind the scenes look at the classrooms rather than visit on the open days. I find that it helps me have a better overall impression about the school. I have a lot of concerns and questions to ask. Please share your experiences and stories of finding a school.
What questions should I be asking them? Since he has no learning difficulty, we are also considering mainstream schools that are close by as well. The closest school that is supposedly got experience with physically disabled children according to a website I found (though I am sceptical about the site) is in Guildford somewhere. How did you guys find a school? We are living in Surrey near London. My original plan was to home school them both. If I cannot find a good school in the area, I’ll certainly be considering that option again. How do I ask about support for him? Where do I read and print out school inspection reports? I am starting to do proper research and narrow down the list of schools to visit.
Logan is almost 3 now. He is a bright yet easily bored boy. Both he and his twin sister will be 3 in November. He does not qualify for a EHCP. Should I talk to current and former parents of kids who went to school and see what they say? Logan has serious bowel and bladder issues and is paralyzed from the waist down thus he is a full time wheelchair user too. Any advice will be gratefully received thank you! I have no clue where to start looking either.
How do I find out about other good special needs schools that are out of the borough? Do I contact the council or ring the school directly? I plan on taking him next week to see a school. What made you pick the school? Can you tell me five good and five bad things about the school you chose? What was your impression of the school? I have downloaded school prospectuses and looked at old copies of the school newsletters as well.
This is confusing me.