I am hoping someone can help me because I am in a different country and trying to figure out how to help my stepson.
Hello- my stepson in England will be moving to the US hopefully in November 2013. I am trying to arrange his academic files sent to me so we can set up his high school schedule for the fall. He is currently in year 10- and has an IEP. The IEPs in England are a bit different than the ones in the US. The Nature of his SEN is: Cognitive learning, Tourettes, and I know that although dyslexia is not on it- a school official told me "He had a dyslexia screening in 2008 and results showed he was strongly at risk. I don't have access to the test document."
What school official would have access to that document?
I know that in the US- all parents are provided a copy of the IEP as well as given a yearly review of goals etc.
What are the laws in England?
Should they have sent my husband (living in England) copies of the IEPs and invited him to meetings?
Are there laws regarding this? I have a feeling that the SENCO has not given me as much information as he has, and my husband has not been provided an IEP in year 9 and year 10.
Should the SENCO be able to provide educational testing when asked?
Is there someone else I should contact at the school to get the testing?
Can a parent request educational testing if it has not been done for several years?
I hope someone can provide me with some information or a place where I can find out this info. If there are parental support groups or advocacy groups online- I'd appreciate it if you could direct me that way.