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DS (7) being "observed"

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suchnonsense Wed 18-Oct-17 21:59:50

We've just had parents' evening for my 7yo DS (in year 2) and the teacher asked if we would be happy for them to bring someone in to observe him in the classroom. He is finding it very difficult to maintain focus on his work, and this is apparently requiring an adult to work with him almost constantly to keep him "on task" (which is obviously unsustainable). He's a very bright boy (and I realise that everyone says that) but very prone to daydreaming/losing concentration. I was very similar as a child and grew out of it, so part of me thinks that "this will pass" but equally feel that it must be a serious (and unusual) issue if the school are specifically concerned. He ocassionally complains that the classroom is too noisy and is able to work on a table outside the classroom if he wants to, but that doesn't seem to be helping with the focus.
We don't have any further information about what they'll be looking for, who will be doing the observation and when it will be (it was a 10 minute slot with the teacher, so difficult to ask too many questions). Really I'm just posting to see if anyone can let us know what to expect (or if anyone has any ideas about what they might be looking for). Thanks!

BackforGood Sat 21-Oct-17 20:50:18

Thing is, anyone who answers you here is just guessing.
It might be the school's SENCo.
It might be a support teacher from the Local Authority who comes in to support the SENCo.
It might be someone else.

You will only know by asking the school.
I would ask if you can make an appointment with the school (maybe the SENCo) after he has been observed, and see how you can move forward together.

Ellie56 Thu 09-Nov-17 20:49:04

I think you need to go back to the school and ask the questions - who is observing and why.Make an appointment to speak to the teacher or SENCO if necessary.

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