Not quite a Valentine poem!

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The Incident

Ring ring goes the phone

Number I note and voice so distinct

Mrs. Young, oh good you are home

Heavy heart, deep sigh

Chin drops to the chest

Not again, with exasperated cry

 

The common line that I dread

There’s been an incident

That bloody line rings in my head

There’s one thing for sure

It will be written on my gravestone

When I am no more

 

I listen to the chaos unfold

The triggers always unknown

A sudden chill makes me go cold

Coping mechanisms none were in sight

He struggled, he swore

Frustration, fear, fight and flight

 

The incident told with detailed description

Honesty yet delicate in her delivery

Underlined with such great precision

I hold the phone ever tighter

Pursed lips, eyes closed

Will his life ever get brighter?

 

Her reassurance that, ‘This too shall pass’

Don’t worry, calm has now resumed

And he’s happy again, back in his class.

However a report she now needs to make

It’s the same process for all

It’s purely for Health and Safety sake.

 

Not as many incidents so far this year

They say, he’s doing quite well

But there will be more yet I fear.

Ring ring goes the phone

The number I note

But this time I hide, there’s no-body at home!

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Focus on ability not disability

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http://advocacyinactionireland.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/look-at-child-not-disability.html#.Ua2i_ZV8tFI

SEN and Disability Reform Partner

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The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) are working in partnership with the Department on reforms to support disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs. Through a contract of almost £750,000 per year for 2013 to 2015, CDC will work with voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) organisations, parents, young people and professionals to support the development and implementation of the reforms.

http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/send/changingsen/a00218781/delivery-partners-and-grants