What is ‘school avoidance’, and how is one London family coping with the issue?

The Covid lockdowns were harsh on all of us, but for children getting used to new school environments, it was particularly challenging.

Now spare a thought for children with complex educational needs.

Vicki Byatt’s daughter, Rosie, who has autism, had just started secondary school.

When lockdowns lifted and normal schooling resumed, Rosie couldn’t face going back.

Paul’s been hearing from Vicki about the challenges associated with their family’s experience of ‘school avoidance’, and the new hybrid school in central London where Rosie is now a pupil.


Henry Thomas-Aldridge 31st May 2023

TagNews, LocationWestminster

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