I first come across AIM through a recommendation from another send mum. She said how she thought it would be great for my middle son age 5, and for me too!
So we went along to a group in woolwich with both my sons we was welcomed and and both boys enjoyed it.
We came back again in the half term. We would go every week but unfortunately my middle son uses transport in order to get to school at doesnt get home until 4.45pm.
There was an incident at my sons school, where he was assaulted by a TA.
During this time my 2 littlest ones were poorly, when the incident happened I was functioning on around 3 hours broken sleep. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didnt know how to handle this situation in all honestly I didnt know what to do. So I messaged Emma explained what happened and if she had any advice? She replied and said she would be happy to attend the meeting with me and riley. Shes a mum with kids herself who came with me with very minimal notice .
My son felt alot of ease with Emma there, I’m his mum but having Emma there made him reassured that someone was on his side.
As a mum with these kind of meetings sometimes your so overwhelmed yourself and worrying about your child questions you need to ask you dont.
Originally the school wasnt going to remove the TA from his class, well Emma sorted that out they swiftly changed their mind and she was removed from the class pretty much immediately.
I felt having Emma there they took us a bit more seriously than if I went on my own.
Since then I have had regular contact with Emma and my son has spoken to her on the phone.
I cant say that many organisations would have had this personal approach support us how AIM has!
AIM is one of a kind and I honestly cant thank AIM enough.