Homeschooling Do We Really Have A Choice??

So .. Apologies for not blogging for a few weeks, I have been super stressed sorting appeals and tribunals blah blah blah.

Why oh why is our schooling system such a shambles and our local authority to match?

To be brutely honest with you I spend my life fighting this fighting that .. Why??? My children have special needs that’s why! You would think in this day and age it wouldn’t be an issue but it is. It’s still a massive issue sending children and parents into a massive spiral of upset and depression.

Whilst we try everything to help our SEND kids cope in State schools that are ill-equipped to cope with special needs and all we hear is “we don’t have the funding for your child”

Well, that’s a joke, they don’t even have enough funding even with an EHCP (Educational, Health, Care, Plan) so what hope has the children who don’t have one got at all?

So my question is… Why the bloody hell has the government not yet said this EHCP idea isn’t working and the kids are suffering for it!!! Why are the schools not making a stand telling the government that the money they are giving them isn’t satisfactory enough to offer a good enough education and that they either need to change the EHCP system or provide more funding specifically for SEND? Currently, we are in a vicious circle where the schools can’t offer support to the kids that don’t qualify and to get an EHCP is virtually impossible!

So what happens to the children in the middle… Well, they aren’t cared for, provided for or let’s face it given a shit about! after all who cares about the kids that aren’t going to improve the league tables.

So I have recently applied for an outside catchment secondary school as the ones that surround us are diabolical. Of course, we didn’t get it, on the day of finding out they didn’t give us anything on our choice list and they gave us a school which would be a round trip of up to 3 hours a day to take him and pick him up. I found myself in a tearful mush all day and couldn’t stop crying thinking what am I gonna with my poor boy.

So I started looking at homeschooling, which frightened me as I didn’t know enough about it and I thought I am not clever enough to teach my kids to be GCSE ready.

HOWEVER!!! what choice do I have right? its either that or subject him to the harsh reality of “We don’t have the funding for your son”  just like my poor 16-year-old lad faced for all of his school life. No, I have had enough of that to last me a lifetime thanks!

So Homeschooling it is then… After reading up on homeschool and all of the benefits it has, I am not sure why I was worried. However, for me, this is the right avenue but I am lucky in the fact that I work from home. Did you know that homeschooling has risen by 40% so if its risen by 40% where is all the money going that no longer is being spent on that 40% ????

Eye-opening isn’t it !!

So … Goodbye SHIT SCHOOLING SYSTEM and hello to an easier less stressful life where my kids will smile, spend time with other homeschoolers so their social life does not diminish LOL Learn the things they want to learn and they will no longer be dictated to and told who they should be, by a system that doesn’t give a crap about them.

So if you are struggling to come to terms with the treatment your child is facing? Look into HomeSchooling you might be as surprised as me.

Until the next time.

Em xxx

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Laboring Under A Misapprehension

So…  sadly,  I fear that like others I have been laboring under a misapprehension and I want to tell everyone about it …. Ok so cringing while I write this …

“I thought the National Trust was just for old people that are retired and had nothing better to do with their time or Green Party types that like to live in trees and are at one with nature!” 

There we go I have said it …… Now I am usually quite PC I like to think … however looking at this statement its truly embarrassing !

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Blogger Recognition Award!

So It’s fabulous to be recognized for all of your ‘#Blogging Waffle’ as I like to call it!

As lets face it Blogging really isn’t the easiest of hobbies or jobs in the world and you have to love it as its so time-consuming, not that I am complaining of course it’s just not for the faint hearted.

 

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Ok so…   
What is the Award about ?
The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by fellow bloggers as a way to recognize and appreciate all of the hard work and talent that goes into their websites and blogs.

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Interior Design – Wow That Office!

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So… Finally the Office is finished … well nearly 🙂  just a few tweaks here and there, one of which is putting the trim down round the edge of the vinyl flooring and also gloss the skirts , make a underneath desk cupboard for the computer tower and casing for the cables as I hate them being visible. As we were told as kids “Children should be seen and not heard” with interior design in mind “Ugly things should most definitely not be seen or heard” confused?  let me elaborate for example we all know that wires are inevitable pain in the backside a lot of things are wireless nowadays but still majority of home appliances are not, making it one of those annoying tedious problems Interior designers to face on a daily basis. 

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Faver.. The New Kid On The Block!

 

 

So… Hey all, today I stumbled upon a very exciting company called:

 

 

Its what some might call the ‘New Kid On The Block’ in the retail and online world, it is definitely right up my street! 🙂

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Interior lateness – will bring greatness ! 🎨

img_1171So .. normally I am the annoying friend who is always on time and I am a watch tapper to all my friends who are annoyingly late, however I know my friends will love this as I am finding myself running a little behind which never happens .. So while I am (still) 😬 in the process of creating my new ‘Artistic’ interior designed office using colour, marble and some positively glowing Abstract art designed and painted by yours truly  .. I felt I needed to just keep you posted that my new Blog feature on interior design  is nearly there but….I haven’t quite finished the end product .. 😬

However I am hoping that the final design will impress you, and my helpful hints and tips along the way will help you create your own magnifique interior challenge .

However give me till the end of the week and I will unveil it to you..

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So until then see if you can guess which colour predominately  will feature in my new office?  😉🤔 Ummm I wonder 😁

Emx