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My Amazing Tudor Boy! Small Steps - Amazing Achievements

Just to make sure I get around to linking up with Ethan's Escapades Small Steps - Amazing Achievements linky this week - I am writing up my post in advance. We're all still under the weather with a few coughs and colds but I am determined to try to keep up with a bit more blogging this week!

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
But what happened this evening is what I really want to stand on the rooftops and shout about! I have to remind myself just how difficult things were throughout reception year, year 1 and part of year 2 (until we home-schooled for the second half of year 2). J was constantly stressed and upset by school. He wasn't learning anything. He wasn't making progress and he certainly wasn't anywhere near reaching his potential.

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.

Ethans Escapades



Also linking up with Loud n Proud which is over at Mum of Three world this week:

24 comments:

  1. Brilliant. Well done J. And like the Head said, well done Mum. Nice for all your hard work to be appreciated! So glad that things are looking up for you :)

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  2. SATs are difficult at the best of times so I really appreciate what a big achievement this is - well done to him.

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    1. thank you - I forgot to mention that it is the first time he's ever had to sit proper tests as we pulled him out of school before the year 2 SATS. x

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  3. So sorry to hear about your hard time with schools, and how wonderful to receive an email like that. Parenting is hard and sometimes is feels so good when someone says 'hey, you've done a really good job. well done'. It kind of makes it all worth it :) Go you !!

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    1. thank you - it meant so much to me that they said that because his previous schools always had negative things to say! x

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  4. This is such great news! Wonderful to see them achieve something for themselves - he looks so proud :) You're very welcome to link this up to #loudnproud this week which is over at Mum of Three World today. x

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    1. will do - thanks for the reminder re loudnproud

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  5. that's amazing, always nice to be reassured that you are doing an awesome job. you guys are fantastic parents. Go team J!!! XX

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  6. Hi! This is my first time here, so hearing what J has achieved is amazing. All children should have the opportunity to reach their potential in an environment that suits them. Well done to you and the school Zx

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    1. thank you Zena for popping by and for your comment. I totally agree with you about all children should be allowed and enabled to reach their potential. Sadly time after time I still know of many other children with special needs whose needs are not being met and the children are suffering a lot of unhappiness and stress as a result. x

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  7. Wow, how *wonderful* to get such a pat on the back - and well deserved! And it sounds like you have an extremely bright boy. So pleased to hear that he is now in a supportive environment that is actually going to support him to achieve his potential. I have two little cousins in Holland with ASD, where there seems to be a lot more dedicated education for children with special needs. One of them is quite severely autistic and is in a residential school - really hard for his parents, but he does seem to be flourishing and is now able to join in a mainstream classroom for 15 minutes a day. I think the idea of starting with individual, tailored attention and then slowly moving children with ASD into regular school is an excellent idea.

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    1. thank you for your kind words Judith - school is such a big part of their lives that it is so important for it to be right for them. x

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  8. Wow, that is a brilliant achievement all round! Not just for him, but for you in home educating him so well and his new school for supporting him and working with him.
    Thanks very much for linking with #loudnproud

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  9. What an amazing post to read! Missing you lot's now life is keeping us both so busy xxx

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  10. This is amazing, I truly believe that all our children have potential we just need to find the right people to unlock it. This is what I put in my letter about our proposed statement ;0). I must look through your posts about homeschooling. I don't think it is something I could do myself but you never know what the future holds.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)
    x

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    1. thank you Jane - all we ever wanted was for J to be somewhere where they genuinely cared about him and that he would reach his potential whatever that potential was. I thoroughly recommend homeschooling as both a lifestyle choice and when there are few options for SEN children available, but I'm so pleased for both my boys that they have each managed to find a school that does care about them and where they are happy. x

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