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Glasgow/East Ren Secondary Schools and Dyslexia

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Spongesecret008 Wed 22-Mar-17 10:18:05

Do most secondary schools provide good support for pupils who have dyslexia and dysgraphia or is the support quite varied. What should I be looking for in a school to know if it will be supportive? I think ds is getting good support at his primary school but I do worry how he will cope at secondary. Does anyone have any experience of having a child at high school who struggles to write and is behind with reading. What are the most important things I should be looking for in a high school?

FlippingBottleFlippers Wed 22-Mar-17 19:02:42

Different local authority but following this thread with interest as I have a DD moving up to secondary school in August who has dyslexia and dyscalculia. What is important to us is that all teaching staff are aware of her additional support needs as she won't tell them herself. Simple things like helping her at lunchtime as she will struggle with mentally working out how much lunch will cost in a busy queue, ensuring she gets a locker (not enough for all pupils) as she will be using a netbook and other tools so needs somewhere to keep them. Her primary are spending time with her and other kind children who they have identified as requiring enhanced transition. I've been told I will be invited in for a meeting next term so hopefully they will be able to reassure me then. My experience at primary level hasn't been great though, had to push for years for testing, learning support specialist constantly being used for covering other classes so not being able to support DD etc so TBH it can only get better!

Spongesecret008 Wed 22-Mar-17 21:13:28

There is so much to worry about. Lunch times will be one of my main concerns. And a locker is something my DS will need too. He will need help to organise himself. I hope everything goes well with your dd's transition to secondary school flipping

thecitydoc Mon 27-Mar-17 12:50:19

in order to benefit from any support offered in East Ren schools you will need to be a resident - getting a placement request accepted in ER is very difficult and getting worse with all the house building going on

Spongesecret008 Mon 27-Mar-17 20:13:57

I know, thanks. He is in an East Ren primary but his catchment schools are Glasgow.

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