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The stark reality of life. Please RT

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In writing this post I’m hoping that some politicians will see it and take heed of it. Please, please remember that we are dealing with real children and real lives.

On Wednesday 12th February we lost one of our dearly loved pupils very unexpectedly. All our children are special to us and cherished by us, of course they are! This boy had been with us since 1999 and had been taught or cared for by every member of staff in school.

He was profoundly poorly, incredibly delicate and had many medical interventions. His life was full of hope and promise and smiles for the time he was with us.

The point I want to make for any politician who happens to read this is that we had to set targets for this boy. For years we had to watch him strive to reach them. Were they relevant to him? Did…

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