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hi guys, so my 9yo son has his own 1-1 teaching assistant and has had this from year 1 in school he is now in year 4, it took about 18 months of tests and checks from council, health board, specialist doctors ( son is reg blind) with cci from hospital and rnib. and the council agreed to fully fund a 1-1 teacher just for him at 23 hours a week which is full time when you take off the breaks. he was kept in main stream school as their are no special schools anymore and special visual impairment teachers pop into the school 2-3 times a term to advise the teachers what to do. I found out last year that my sons 1-1 teacher not only teaches him but also 3-4 other children who are not special needs but need some help and now she is left to take the whole class by her self as new head teacher cant pay for correct level of teachers needed (so they say). I have spoken to the schools secno teacher who is in charge of children with special needs and she said its up to us how we use the 1-1 teacher and if we feel she can be used else where we will do so, but it wont affect your son. so I asked if she is teaching another class that my son is not in, who will be with him then, she said speak to the head its not something I can respond to. I have asked for another 1-1 teacher as this one has been with my son 4 years now and I feel like nothing is getting done, the school say no as they have already done her timetable a year in advance. I spoke to the council and they went mad, informed me that the 1-1 is their only for my son no one else, funding was given to your sons school for you son and they can change the 1-1 if you are not at all happy, I have a meeting this morning with council, school head, rnib, specialist vi teacher and the senco teacher along with my sons teacher and his 1-1 assistant, school don’t know ive arranged all this, they think its just me turning up at 11am, has any one else come across this before. I’m really kicking up as my son is being builed and yesterday was hit over the head with a stick from a tree leaving a mark and ive been informed he has been getting punched daily in class and the schools reply boys will be boys……… I’m fuming ……..