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In Which Guerrilla Mum’s hens suffer because of Michael Gove

In our house the Guerrilla Dad got up having listened to the 6.00 news on Radio 4 and went to let the hens out. Being a cheery chap he usually speaks to all the hens kindly and gently however, this morning he had heard the Green Paper on SEN & Disability was proposing to scrap statements and was proposing statutory mediation in a process which would be managed by the voluntary sector. ‘Big Society, Big &^%(*£”!! said GD as he grumpily put out the hens’ food. We later heard on Radio 4 a report suggesting that hens have empathy. Being empathetic they retreated to their hen house.

We are still checking the DfE website, and the hens are still hoping the GD’s mood improves because they do miss their little chats. It will not improve if the news does not very soon get better than what is touted by the Tory press.

GD is proposing that our William’s hen Queen Latifah should be seconded to the Dept of Education as an advisor, as he has seen precious little evidence of the government demonstrating empathy for children with SEN and disability. We think she could teach the government a lot…

I drove two unhappy children to school today who were worried that they would lose their places at school and their help because of what they had heard on the news.

More later. For the record, this is not my response to the Green Paper because I am waiting until I have actually read it – unlike some!

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Ye..ess! I wasn’t the only one who got a shock this morning. I then wondered if actually chickens have more empathy than those people who prefer to shut the common evidence of human frailty out of their minds. Glad you are holding fire – best to be well-informed, I agree.

Comment by HC Hunter

Thanks. It is a very important document and it deserves proper scrutiny. However I have done a quick piece for The Guardian on my initial reactions from a parental perspective because that can be a lot different to the standard tv/rolling news reaction. Thanks again for taking the time to comment. Ellen P.

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