Dds report is ALL negative.(48 Posts)
How do you know for sure she always sits silently in class?
phone on Monday to get an apt with the SENCO
souns like a poorly written report
I too would be a bit peeved that the school had not talked to you re. how they were tackling these issues before this.
On the positive side these are all issues that can be worked upon. I think you need a meeting with the school to see what their plans are.
'several incidents' of the same thing tells me they are not meeting her SEN requirements
Get an appointment with the teacher and the SEN leader
Nothing positive ? And have they not brought this to your attention prior to the report?
Do you have a parents' evening, Worried? I'd use it to ask how they plan to help her address her
inconvenient to them, by the sound of it difficulties.
Communication between home and school is especially important for kids with SEN - an academic year is a ridiculous amount of time for her to be drifting without them talking to you about it.
Why have they not brought it to your attention before the end of the year?
Does the school have a SENCO on place, and does your DD have a LSA?
Poor concentration and poor listening do not mean outwardly disruptive behaviour. Many children happily manage to disrupt only their own learning!
Look on it positively, it's far better that the teacher has been truthful about issues/difficulties as it may help you gain extra support. It's now in writing and can be used as evidence if needs be. Previous teachers have probably sugar coated reports as then there's no comeback from parents.
Hope all goes well for you and your dd OP.
It does take longer for some children to grasp some things or they learn better through different teaching methods. This does not mean they can not be well behaved or do well academically just that the particular kind of teaching method is not hitting the spot somehow.
What trinity said.
A lack of concentration isn't always linked to disruptive behaviour. I had terrible concentration, but spent the time doodling instead. It is far, far better to have an honest report, and to get the help you need than otherwise. It sounds as if you have leeway now to ask for an assessment for a statement, or at least a series of IEP's.
If there is a processing disorder I would expect them to have an IEP in place anyway, perhaps focusing on concentrations, instructions and so on. I know I do several of these, with barrier games and so on as a focus. Ask for a meeting and express your concerns. Again, it's not a "bad" report. They say she tries hard, they've just identified problems, and it's GOOD that they have. Try to stay positive, although I know it's hard.
I would not be impressed with the lack of input from the school overall based on what you've written in your posts I hope her new school is a huge improvement.
I wonder if the school are just out of their depth with her and don't want to admit they should have referred her for further assessment/got one to one help with far far sooner?
In my experience some teachers will just complain when all is not perfect. Even when learning issues are being tackled, a lot of improvement is progressive, rather than overnight.
It could be just one teacher. Of course the bullying won't help matters...
Reading that as a SENCO it cries out as a child who has some significant problems that are going to require support rather than a negative reflection on a child.
Obviously I don't have the report in front of me but from your OP it doesn't sound like a badly behaved child just a child who has difficulty with attention/concentration if that helps.
Worried So it sounds like the teacher has admitted she was exaggerating the concentration problems. '...the way all the other kids have' sounds like the lack of concentration is in the range of what is normal and so should have been dealt with at this stage without further comment.
Because this is within the normal range, the lack of concentration should not be affecting her learning any more significantly than lack of concentration / listening does for any 'normal' child. The difficulties your daughter has therefore, must be due to some other factor, which is not being dealt with adequately.
The comments in the report sound as if the teacher was trying to push the blame for any gaps in learning on to your daughter (or at least her implied concentration issues) rather than the teacher being able teach her effectively (by that I mean using methods which take into consideration her actual difficulties).
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