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Meeting with ks1 head and class teacher- need help

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Faz2015 Wed 18-Oct-17 14:04:32

So my dd is on yr 2.. she is bright for her age... although the school doesn’t want to admit it.

Last year her maths ability and English was year 3-4... she wasn’t challenged much but she coasted along with the higher ability group. There was no extension Work given to her for her ability.

Last night we had parents evening, and i saw dds writing books... I was flabbergasted at the drop of standard in her writting. When i questioned teacher ( nqt new to school) she was shocked to hear that my dd works at a much higher level at home and in year one.

So today I went to see the head of ks1 and they have agreed to see me tomorrow. They keep on saying we are challenging her...I saw her work and it’s way lower than what she is capable of. They have stuck her in the higher set and that’s it.

Do any of you know where can I find the information about what the school is meant to do for a child according to their own abilities?

What should I challenge them with? Because my dd has told me she feels invisible.

Plz help

AshleySilver Wed 18-Oct-17 15:38:06

Do you have an examples of higher-standard written work she has done at home? Bring those with you. Ditto books she reads at home.

Also tell them what she said about feeling invisible. That is a concern.

I wouldn't go in and try to 'challenge' them, because it might get their backs up. A better approach would be to say that this is a problem that needs addressing and asking what they will do about it.

yoyoyoyoyo Wed 18-Oct-17 15:42:55

Why do you say the school dont want to admit it? Why do you think that is? Genuine question - if you can work out why they wont, it may offer some insight in how to get around the problem or what the barrier is.

Tomorrowillbeachicken Wed 18-Oct-17 18:45:16

I’ve answered on other thread but for our son we’ve ended up having to help extend his learning at home as for him maths is his happy place, as it is for me, so helping him but teaching him ahead.

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