At Little Prince's Statement Review Meeting his Class Teacher agreed to send us the weekly class timetable in advance, so that we could prepare Little Prince for any changes to the normal routine. I was so hopeful that this could minimise some of the anxiety and stress (and subsequent behavioural problems) we always get in the run up to Christmas.
However, two weeks in and Class Teacher has forgotten (!?!?) to email the timetable already!!
I replied to the last email asking questions about the resources we had sent into school to help Little Prince with his chewing behaviours. When he is stressed or upset he chews the cuffs of his school jumpers, and he has "eaten" through most of his cuffs now! We can't afford to keep replacing the destroyed jumpers, so I found some alternative chewing "toys" specially designed for special needs children. One was a cuff to wear, that I even managed to source in his uniform colour and the other is a small chewy stick, that he can have at his desk. Little Prince is STILL chewing his jumper cuffs (we are down to frayed edges at the moment) and says that Miss hasn't talked about chewing toys. or given him a chance to use them. Urgh!! I brought this up in my last email to Class Teacher, and acknowledged that she could have brought it up with Little Prince and he has forgotten. She has ignored the email.
When the children are let out of school in the evening, every class teacher (apart from Little Prince's!!) comes out with the class. And due to the new-ish Fort Knox style security fences seperating parent's from the playground it is a big faff to go inside school and chat to Class Teacher. Plus I have to try and keep an eye on both Little Prince (who wants to get home) and Princess Lollipop (who wants to play and run around). Email communication seemed to be the least stressful and easiest solution to keeping in touch with Class Teacher - until she stopped replying that is!!!
So tonight after school I'm going to have to breach security and get into school, honestly it feels like you are trying to break into a secure bank or something, and talk to her. I waited until today as Little Prince will be at TaeKwonDo in the school hall, and I'll only have Princess Lollipop to wrangle.