Let Adam Go To School


Multi-award winning young poet 12 year old, Adam Bojelian from Edinburgh  is fighting to be allowed to regularly attend school.

Adam is educationally very bright (top of the class in mainstream school) despite having very severe cerebral palsy and multiple serious health problems.  His recent school report described the standard of some of his schoolwork as “fantastic” and his teacher told his parents at a recent parents’ meeting that the teacher reads some of Adam’s work to the rest of his class to show them the standard to which they should be aiming.

Adam’s local education authority (Edinburgh City Council) pay his health board (NHS Lothian) to provide a nurse to accompany Adam to school.  Adam has such complex health problems that he cannot attend a school unless a nurse goes with him.  NHS Lothian, despite employing thousands of nurses (several hundred of whom know Adam personally as he has spent more of his life in hospital than out), often fail to provide a nurse, meaning Adam cannot attend school.  NHS Lothian tell Adam’s parents that the complexity of Adam’s health problems makes him too complex for most nurses to care for him.  Adam is usually in hospital or too unwell to attend school in the autumn and winter months, so it is all the more important that he is able to attend school in the summer months.  NHS Lothian managers have said that no nurse will be provided from Monday 23rd April 2012 for a week and a half.  Adam having to stay at home because NHS Lothian has not provided a nurse has been a common problem since Adam started school six years ago.




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One Response to “Let Adam Go To School”

  1. Angela Sampson Says:

    Utterly disgusting… they always assume that disabled people are stupid and do not have a right to education and as normal a life as possible… Disabled does not mean Dumb!

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