Hello. My DH and I are starting to think about which state secondary schools may be right for our DD and I thought I would consult the wise collective of mumsnet for any insights / experiences / intel.
Relevant info - we live in Sydenham,SE26 so looking at schools in Lewisham / Lambeth and Croydon/Bromley boarders - DD has dyspraxia so pastoral and SEN will be a consideration - DD doesnot seems to be overly academic, probably middle to bottom currently in primary school.
Many thanks in advance and if this outs me in real life hello!
We had problems with the SENCO at Sydenham but were quite an extreme case - moved to a special school in the end. There are some dedicated staff there whom we loved. The newish head is trying to improve some of the issues there around communication between staff and with parents. Behaviour seemed pretty good for such a large school. A lot of effort goes into creative events.