Last year I was one a PGCE course and I completed all of the assignments which I was very proud of. However during my second placement I was let down by the University and placement school. My school mentor in the school never came to see me and she would always comment on observations even though she did not observe me and she would also be in meetings when my uni tutor came which meant I could not speak to my tutor on her own. I would like to add that the school mentor was also the SENCO so if anyone would have wanted to help you would have thought it was her but it was not.
My university tutor was very unhelpful too. She said to me that dyslexia is not an excuse to not do my work which I never once used it as an excuse and I worked very hard to get where I am now. She also said that lots of students go through university with dyslexia and they cope. She does not understand how dyslexia affects people. I have serve dyslexia which affects everything I do including my memory and the processing of my brain. When I have spoken to people they have said that I should have put in a formal complete. I did fill in a questionnaire and wrote about my experience. I had to withdraw from the course because I felt I would not get the support during my next placement and I would feel let down again. It took me months to get over what happened and face the fact that I would not become a teacher yet which is what I have always wanted to do.
Do you think it is too late to write to the university and complain?