This week is big for the Boudica Family. The past few months have all been leading up to what will transpire over the next 48 hours.
Those 48 hours could bring big opportunities and huge changes. Maybe they won’t bring anything at all. It could go either way. Whatever happens, we’ll deal with it.
So what am I talking about?
Firstly, my application for a statement for Baby Boudica the Elder goes before the panel on Thursday. This will be the 4th time we have applied for a statement for him since he started school. Two weeks ago the panel agreed to proceed with the statement for his younger brother. The last few weeks have been very stressful, making not just one statement application, but 2 at the same time has been a little all consuming.
I’ve put a lot of effort into this one, I haven’t had a lot of choice. It recently came to my attention that Baby Boudica’s levels at school have not improved since we left Suffolk a year ago. I was devastated, most parent’s would be. It’s made me utterly determined to do what I can to make damn sure Baby Boudica receives the level of support that he requires in school. Not the level of support that can be scrimped from over stretched school budgets, not the level of support that can be picked from the leftovers, but the level of support he needs. I do not intend to go away quietly. (It’s just not me really is it?!)
Hopefully, the panel will take the time to read the evidence I sent them and will decide to investigate for themselves, it was all pretty compelling stuff. If they don’t, then we will go back, time and time again until they do. But for the time being, we wait. I’ve done all I can do, so now we wait. I’m not all that good at waiting. Patience is not one of my particular virtues.
However before Thursday, there is also the little matter of a Conservative Party Selection Interview for me to get through.
Yes, you read that right.
I’m going back to my roots and turning my attentions locally. I have concluded that there’s no point moaning, waiting for someone else to come along and fix things for everyone. Who exactly is “someone” anyway? Maybe change has to come from the inside? The rise of UKIP in the polls is showing that the people want change. If you don’t give it to them, they will start to look elsewhere. Elsewhere looks like a very dark dangerous road at the moment.
They’re probably going to hate me. I don’t think I’m their typical candidate by any means, I can’t guarantee I’ll manage to keep quiet if I disagree with something. But I’m probably exactly what they need. So tomorrow I have to convince them of that. It’s been a long time since I’ve had any kind of interview.
For the first time in a very long time, the Boudica is actually a little nervous!