Schools have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 not to discriminate against pupils on the basis of protected characteristics, such as disability or race

Those with SEN are failed within society daily. Hourly. Now. It shocks me that people are still punished for their SEN , weather that be in school, the work place or the community. In 2019 the Government published “School exclusion: a literature review on the continued disproportionate exclusion of certain children”. The DFE commissioned this…

“You might be proud of me Mum”

My children are the best reflection of me. This week each one of my children has made me proud. One started a new job that they had to fight for, one asked for help when they needed it despite her SEN making that almost impossible at times and one protected someone else when he could…

3 years today!!!! (I will except chocolate as a gift)

So, I just got a notification to say that 3 years ago today I published my first blog. 3 Years! My first blog (Which you can read here) was me absolutely gassing myself up because I received the paperwork that made Out of the Shadows my own company. It was a mad feeling. I’m sitting…

Autism Awareness week…. But who is aware of my daughters autism?

This week is world autism awareness week, something that I may have overlooked once upon a time. But not because I did not care. Because I didn’t really understand. But I do now. Very much so. Autism awareness week is to raise awareness around this subject and spread awareness and I have seen some amazing…

CEAday21 – As she sways in the centre of the room….

Trigger Warning Today is National Child exploitation awareness day #CEADAY21 This is the first time I have sat down all day. I had planned to write all these posts and a blog, but have been working since 7 this morning. So instead of what I had planed I will leave this as my comment for…

She was “just” a women

Ok…The events over the past week have overwhelmed me and triggered me. I have taken part in quite a few online zoom events for international women’s day and was feeling empowered and fired up. I felt like change was coming. The events since Sarah Everard’s body was found….everything seemed to escalate quickly. I’m glad. I…