[Senco-forum] another plea for help, please
amandavh at btinternet.com
Sat Mar 3 20:38:33 GMT 2012
Having been through something similar recently, I would say that there is no single right way of dealing with this situation.
We had a girl who was in hospital for a long time and her tutor group made podcasts each week for months. Our pupil eventually had a heart transplant and is now back at school but she was very poorly for a long time. They talked to her, recorded bits of lessons eg a drama performance or a music lesson, told her jokes - anything she would have enjoyed.
My LA has a Crisis Team who come in to school in situations like this. They are people like my EP and some advisory teachers. Definately not the 'counsellers' referred to by the press but people who will help pupils and staff come to terms with their feelings about what has happened.
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From: Abigail Hawkins <penguinabi at hotmail.com>
To: senco-forum at lists.education.gov.uk
Sent: Friday, 2 March 2012, 23:08
Subject: [Senco-forum] another plea for help, please
I feel awful having to ask for help so soon after my last few problems but I’m a little stuck, can you help?
One of my Y7 SEN students was involved in a serious car accident earlier this week. She is currently in hospital on life support (Doctors are preparing everyone for the worst.)
We have been asked for a short audio tape from her friends and I have been co-designated the task of arranging this. I know what to ‘say’ in the tape (in terms of assisting the rebuilding of neural pathways should the doctors be wrong) but I’m struggling to find a short, appropriate poem for her close friend (who witnessed the accident) to read. Does anyone have any suggestions? It’s a bit awkward to refer to “family” in the poem as she is a LAC with siblings who have been adopted and relinquished all further contact.
The school also wants to run some road safety sessions as a result of the accident – but are reluctant to do so immediately. Does anyone have a suggestion of an appropriate timescale before doing this?
And finally, the bane of my life – facebook – is really adding some unwanted fuel at the moment in terms of the rumour mill. How do other schools control this? We are, again, reluctant to tackle head on since this tends to be a bit inflammatory and send everyone shooting for their mobiles to find out the latest posting and add some flavouring to it, yet on the other hand we know we can’t ignore some of the comments being made which are really unhelpful.
Thank you – (and that offer to swap posts with anyone so I can have a 10 minute break still stands!)
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