Well after the surprise of J being so keen to dress up as a pirate for world book day a couple of weeks ago, we had a further surprise when he desperately wanted to dress up for tudor day at school last week.
|My tudor boy|
School was a battleground - for him and for us. His teachers lacked empathy and understanding and had virtually no knowledge of ASD and how best to meet J's needs.
He has only been at his new (wonderful, amazing, incredibly caring, knowledgeable) school since January and he really has thrived. He is now integrated with the mainstream part of the school for most of the day. This is what the head of the ASD unit sent in an email to me this evening:
J has sat practise YR 6 Science SAT's papers this week. He has done amazingly well and scored a 5C. You should be congratulated for the amazing job you have done in home schooling him, with this great starting point and the speed at which he grasps new concepts at school he is definitely destined for great things.
I just want to climb up onto the rooftops and shout it out! It is what we knew and believed all along. That he had potential - he just needed someone who cared and understood to help him achieve that potential. We are so thankful to his new school and we are so proud of our son who had previously been written off by the education system. To those who have only been reading this blog since January and thinking 'here's yet another post about how well J is doing', I make no apology about it - everyone who knows J's journey going back a few years to when he first started school will understand just how difficult things were back then and just how significant this is.
Also linking up with Loud n Proud which is over at Mum of Three world this week: