That is fantastic! Bollocks to the head! (and what a twunt to talk about a child that way. I know how elated you feel,My GS was written off by previous school as unlikely ever to understand maths, and got level 4s across the board, including maths!!! (end of year 6). I'm so proud of him (and so glad I moved him)
Well done to your child, I hope they feel a sense of achievement at their hard work. My brother was the same, his headteacher said the same things and told my mother that she shouldn't compare him to her other children, when my mother wasn't, she just knew there was something wrong. I would have hoped things had changed from 20 years ago, but obviously not. If it helps, he went on to do an electrical engineering degree, which was really difficult . Good luck to your child.
Congratulations to your DC I have a dyslexic DD1 and a DD2 who reads and spells better than I do. The contrast in the amount of effort they have to put in to their work is tremendous. Give you child a huge well done as for the head or I will swear.
Oh no are there teachers still bantering that about, they did that whilst I was at school. I am dyslexic a d dyspraxic and just for the record I have a BA (hon) psychology 2:1 and an MsC health psychology with merit. So there is lots of hope for your ds, ignore the fecker
Well done to your DC! Dyslexic students have to put in aproximately 10 x more effort than the average student to achieve the same results, so s/he must have worked really hard. Keep helping and encouraging them, it's worth it in the end. My DD1 (16) is dyslexic and is just about to go to a really good 6th form center, and will take A levels in English Literature & combined RE & Philosophy among others. I know how hard she's worked to get to this point. An excellent toll to help as they get older is a letter arc to go in the front of a dictionary, and book full of acronyms to help remember spellings of commonly used words. Well done again!
We done to your ds. It takes a very good teacher to recognise chikdrens abilities and to bring that out and believe in them. I am sure that there are loads out there but there are many crap ones too like in my school
Don't let the miserable sods hold him back. My husband was told the same as a child, he's also dyslexic and autistic. The school even tried to chuck him out of normal classes into remedial type classes. He showed the lot of them. He's now a professor of nuclear chemistry.