Marguerite Haye joined us as a columnist toward the end of 2015. Her role has since expanded and she is one of our volunteer core team members as Associate Editor, administering Ask IPSEA and generally being indispensable!
Marguerite is a mother of three, children, and she understands how passionate you can be as a parent to get the right outcome for your children. One of her children is partially deaf and received very little support throughout their education, and the other suffers from a chronic illness, which meant frequent hospital admissions. Her understanding coupled with her professional experience and enthusiasm for creating enjoyable learning experiences for children and young people is perfect for her role at SNJ.
Marguerite has experienced some of the difficulties children with SEND face, as she was diagnosed with Dyslexia at 42 and also has a rare disease. However, this did not stop her as she went onto successfully achieve an HND in Computing, BA Hons in Education, and is due to graduate with an MA in Autism.
Marguerite is an independent special education teacher and can assess your child's needs and identify the provision as part of the parental/school evidence during the Sen Support/ EHCNA/ EHCP process.
We're very excited to have Marguerite as a columnist and hope she will bring lots of examples of good practice that parents can be empowered by and practitioners can learn from.
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- Racial discrimination and SEND: Why was I accused of harm?
- Safeguarding and children with SEND: What parents need to know
- Tips for spotting the signs of dyslexia in a child or young person
- Book review: Special Educational Needs and Legal Entitlement
- SEND Tribunal will rule on EHCP health and social care issues in extended trial
- SEND and Discrimination in Schools, A Legal Handbook, review.
- Irlen syndrome: a screener’s perspective
- Two-thirds of parents were happy with their 2015 EHCP experience…
- Supporting a child with Addison’s Disease at school
- What makes a good outcome in an Education, Health and Care Plan?
- What isn’t working in the transfer from Statement to EHCP
- Transferring from Statements to EHCPs: What works for me
- Whose responsibility is it to source my daughter’s provision within her EHCP?After a long battle, we have now an up to date Educational Psychology and Occupational Therapy (OT) report to inform…Continue reading »
- My daughter has dyslexia, can I apply for an EHCP?My daughter is 12 (year7) she is diagnosed as severely dyslexic with additional SpLD she is currently working at 3…Continue reading »
- Must schools spend £6000 on support before requesting an EHC assessment for a child?We have pupils with a hearing loss to whom we provide a high level of support from the sensory support…Continue reading »
- Who is responsible for purchasing my son’s disability equipment?My son is 16 and in last year of secondary. We have a temporary Physio covering maternity leave. My son has…Continue reading »
- How can I obtain the appropriate SEND support for my child?The LA conceded to the tribunal 3 years ago. Since then no support, no EHCP and no help. The child…Continue reading »
- My son’s EHCP has taken so long, how can we get a final EHCP?The LA has carried out an EHC Assessment for our son and has agreed that an EHC Plan is required.…Continue reading »
- The LA has refused to assess my daughter, what can we do next?My daughter has just finished school and has started college, in between starting college and leaving school we applied for…Continue reading »
- Whose responsibility is it to source a new school?Whose responsibility is it to source the next educational setting if the young person is moving on? Is it the…Continue reading »