okay I wasn’t blogging this week because I’m tired and lacking mojo. But I’m angry ( again) and disappointed ( again) so I’m blogging. Shoot me …… Or , just read on.
On Tuesdays O has his place to be session. As we are only in school for an hour at a time ( * sighs at the ridiculousness) it means that on a Tuesday O goes to his session from 9:10 – 10:10 , leaving us only ten minutes to do something when we get there.
The past two Tuesdays we have used this ten minutes to do literacy worksheets in the learning support room.
The learning support mentor was not in today. We knew about this and school knew about this.
But when we got to school we went to the learning support room expecting that someone would have left a worksheet for us only to find the room locked.
The room is next to O’s classroom , his teacher saw us and suggested we wait by the reception on the sofa.
This seemed sensible. Especially as the place 2 be lady would have to pass there to collect O.
We sat on the sofa till around 8 minutes past 9 when the SENCO walked past. She said we were supposed to be in the LS room. I told her it was locked so we were waiting there. But she said come on you’re supposed to be in the room.
O was a little annoyed and told her there was no point walking all the way back there when it was almost time for him to go.
But she marched us on.
We got to the classroom , walked in and right behind us in walked the lady to collect O.
O started to cry.
He told the SENCO he’d been right and she should have listened, and that he was cross because he’d had to walk all the way back only to walk back again.
To which he was told ” ah well lucky you being a step ahead ”
This upset him
He picked up a bunch of pencils and launched them across the room.
Then he went for a chair.
I held him tight until he calmed down.
If I hadn’t have been there there would have been a big meltdown.
He went off to the place 2 be crying !
in July when we made a sheet ” all about O ” at the TAC meeting one of the things on the list was that O always has to know in advance what’s going to happen and when , and that he gets upset by changes / unexpected things happening .
So why do they not put a little more thought into making sure O’s morning runs smoothly.
I had things under control this morning , there was no need and no reason to move us to the learning support room.
It was enough of an upset that his work hadn’t been left out for him.
It was a very small thing that caused a big upset which would have been much worse if I wasn’t there. how is O ever going to cope if no thought or understanding ever happens.