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Schools and education in England have improved greatly over the past twenty-five years. However, one must always remember, they are usually fairly large institutions catering to a large number of people. You, as a parent, are the only one who solely has the best interests of your child as a priority. Therefore, you will fight or have fought for an evaluation or assessment of your child’s needs. Nowadays, I think it is more widely accepted that if a parent thinks there is a problem, generally there is one in reality. Of course, it can be difficult as usually one only has experience of a few children on which to base one’s judgement!

A parent needs to have faith in themselves and in their judgements.