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A not so stealth boast!

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TheoriginalLEM Thu 14-Jul-16 18:34:04

Can I please just have a little boast about my DD.

She was practically illiterate at the beginning of year 5. Really struggling due to dyslexia. We were getting nowhere fast with the school really, despite them doing their best, resources and understanding of her condition were scant. As a result of this we got her tuition and were lucky enough to secure a charitable grant to help pay for this alongside touch typing lessons.

I have just received her year six school report and SATs scores - now I know that actually SATs matter not one tiny fuck in the grand scheme of things and judging by the explanatory note accompanying them, were pretty much a clusterfuck this year.


My little girl only just missed the standard level in grammar, spelling and punctuation, this was because her spelling score skewed it greatly, otherwise she would have exceeded. She scored ABOVE the standard for reading and just missed the maths.

This is a little girl who was struggling with reception level reading going into year 5. She has worked and worked at her reading and her determination has floored me. She reads every night to DP and reads herself to sleep.

She has received the highest level of effort grades and I am so so proud of her. The only concession she received in her SATs was 20% extra time, which frankly would not have made any difference.

I may have cried!!!

EssexCat Thu 14-Jul-16 18:34:57

Oh how wonderful. Well done to your DD! Xx

laurzj82 Thu 14-Jul-16 18:46:29

Aww fab news! Well done to your dd

gettingtherequickly Thu 14-Jul-16 18:47:38

That's great news, you must be so proud.

AliceInHinterland Thu 14-Jul-16 18:47:56

She sounds amazing x

dodobookends Thu 14-Jul-16 18:48:14

What a little star, that's great news.

LindyHemming Thu 14-Jul-16 18:48:53

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orangepudding Thu 14-Jul-16 18:50:03

That's wonderful, very well done to your DD!

TheoriginalLEM Thu 14-Jul-16 18:51:15

Thank you - she is amazing smile I honestly despaired of her ever being able to read and she once told me the same, that she wouldn't be able to read and that she was stupid! A hard to hear from a 8 year old. The difference in her is staggering! This was not in a small way down to her tutor who has changed DD's life but DD herself and her determination not to let it beat her.

She will always struggle but she wont let dyslexia win!

Scarydinosaurs Thu 14-Jul-16 18:51:28

So wonderful- well done her!

MrsHathaway Thu 14-Jul-16 18:52:37

Fantastic. And more importantly, she now has the support, skills and attitude to sail through secondary school.

wine (Ribena) wink

EarthboundMisfit Thu 14-Jul-16 19:37:46

Fantastic news.

ThreeLeggedCat Thu 14-Jul-16 20:45:14

What a brilliant kid!

BertPuttocks Thu 14-Jul-16 20:50:54

I remember your posts about your DD when she was younger. (I've namechanged since then).

It's fantastic to hear that she's made so much progress. She's an amazing girl and you must be so proud of her. star

Leeds2 Thu 14-Jul-16 21:19:53

Well Done to your daughter!

Woodburningstove Fri 15-Jul-16 16:03:40

Wow that's so encouraging. We are struggling to find a tutor for our dyslexic twins as they go into year 6 next year. Also worried about the financial implications as the tutor is so expensive.
OP can I ask a couple of questions please?
Would you say the expense of a tutor is truly worth it?
How did you find your tutor. Was it via PATOSS?

Galena Fri 15-Jul-16 16:32:06

Fabulous, well done to your DD!

catkind Fri 15-Jul-16 17:02:13

Whoop whoop LittleLem! What an awesome story. I hope she goes from strength to strength in secondary.

nonicknameseemsavailable Sun 17-Jul-16 06:57:53

great result for her, the truly important thing is that she now will have more confidence in her ability AND through her hard work she must have an amazing determination and work ethic which will be invaluable to her in the future.

ohtobeanonymous Sun 17-Jul-16 08:19:26

This is exactly the sort of post I love to read on Mumsnet. She and you deserve to be really proud flowers

lougle Sun 17-Jul-16 08:47:29

Boast away! Well done for all your hard workflowers

ApplesinmyPocket Sun 17-Jul-16 09:26:00


"She has worked and worked at her reading and her determination has floored me. "

She will do well in life with that sort of attitude, bless her cotton socks.

goingmadinthecountry Sun 17-Jul-16 10:12:35

Brilliant! I too have a dyslexic child (and I teach). Love to hear stories like this!

Namechangenurseryconcerns Sun 17-Jul-16 10:15:27

That's fantastic. Well done to her. Boast away!

Greenleave Sun 17-Jul-16 12:01:45

Great to hear, please boast away!

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