We had our first one for #1 Son last night.
I would be lying if I hadn’t been approaching it with at least a modicum of trepidation.
But honestly? It was amazing.
They have kept such good notes on his progress, both educationally and behaviourally.
He is improving. Slowly, gradually, but it’s visible and it’s there.
Perhaps the most important takeaway?
HE CAN READ!!!!
Honestly? I didn’t think he could. I knew he knew his letters, but stringing them into words (at least at home) is something he apparently couldn’t do. I now know it’s wouldn’t.
Busted kiddo 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣
He is getting a lot of 1:1 support with the paras during centres, and when that happens he does well. But at the moment he doesn’t have one of his own and he’s one in a class of twenty. So they are trying, gradually, to scale back and seeing what he can cope with.
Basically it’s data gathering to bolster their bid for extra support for him. That will either start or happen next Tuesday at the Special Education meeting.
I am behind them 100% and fully intend to say so. Apparently having parental agreement and support really helps.
I would walk through fire to get him the help he needs, so let’s hope that the relevant professionals are on the sensible side and that I don’t have to go full on mama bear rage mode on them.
Or worse. Be British at them 😂🤣
His teacher also said that cognitively he is exactly where he needs to be. That he’s smart and funny. That he’s kind hearted. He’s also a perfectionist and sensitive.
She’s a true angel she really is.