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A roaring success for PolterBoy as Y7 ends

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PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 16:18:33

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OneInEight Fri 17-Jul-15 16:41:01

That is fantastic Polter. I am so pleased he is thriving and just goes to show what a difference appropriate help can make. Pity they can't transfer their skills to other schools.

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 16:58:01

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PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 17:02:23

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Piratejones Fri 17-Jul-15 17:11:13

I'm so pleased for you both. I'm actually sat here welling up, silly me.

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 17:14:28

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PandasRock Fri 17-Jul-15 17:14:50

Wow, what a fabulous year. The right school really does make such a difference, and I'm glad that miniPolter is enjoying school so much.

WHAT a list of achievements! He should be very proud of all that (I know you are).

Does he have anything planned to relax over the summer?

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 17:14:55

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OneInEight Fri 17-Jul-15 17:15:32

Probably should have a thread of my own but we continue to lurch from crisis to crisis.

ds1 had a major blip mid-year due to another child causing him major anxiety but school have been very good and he has settled down and ended the year on a high note with a residential which he really enjoyed and came back beautifully relaxed. BUT his school have just had a dire OFSTED despite being good with ds1 so we are keeping our fingers crossed that it is not forced to close. Our LA did threaten to withdraw their children but have now backtracked to saying they will fund no new placements until things improve.

ds2 is struggling again for unknown reasons and refused to go in for the last two weeks of term. The school has suggested some changes so we will try again in September probably but am not optimistic of success.

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 17:17:13

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PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 17:19:00

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ouryve Fri 17-Jul-15 17:25:00

Cheers for polterboy wine

It always strikes me that when our kids struggle, it's often not their rigid behaviours that are the problem. They do so much better when there is someone prepared to take a few risks and actually show a bit of flexibility.

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 17:30:16

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Piratejones Fri 17-Jul-15 17:51:44

It always strikes me that when our kids struggle, it's often not their rigid behaviours that are the problem. They do so much better when there is someone prepared to take a few risks and actually show a bit of flexibility.

Yes, the amount of times I've tried unsuccessfully to explain this to minipirates school is unbelievable, they need to steer but have the flexibility to let him have some control.

streakybacon Fri 17-Jul-15 17:52:50

Huge congratulations to the Polter family, and especially to Poltergosling who has done amazingly well this year. I've been so impressed by reports of him challenging himself, knowing situations were going to be tough but doing them anyway. Heck, most adults without SN find that a struggle, so hats off to him, he has my respect and admiration star.

insanityscatching Fri 17-Jul-15 17:55:51

That is absolutely brilliant and lovely to read. Huge congratulations to Polter boy and his awesome Mum.

In contrast dd is limping to the end of year seven in spite of having a statement that is very specific in terms of her support needs and having TA support for 5 and a half hours a day.

The TA's are useless, the SENCo is probably even worse if that's possible. We've had one TA removed, one safeguarding fail and now support is overseen directly by HT who actually is turning up unannounced to observe.

Pretty much goes to show that it's not the statement that everyone is led to believe that is most important more the willingness and desire from the school to do the right thing is what counts ultimately.

troutsprout Fri 17-Jul-15 18:02:23

Aww I am chuffed to bits for you both.smile. Well Done both of you !
I know that feeling of relief after a hellish primary experience v well.
This is a small town local comp in special measures with a bad reputation for behaviour and bullying; parents and children were in tears about getting this school when we got told what school we'd got
I could have written that about ds's secondary when he started there. It was absolutely brilliant for him . Dd( 12) is there now. Lol-I just keep quiet about how fab it is now ( tiny classes? mixed year groups? Teaching to level rather than age?- don't mind if I do!) and just whisper it to the people who need to know wink

Ineedmorepatience Fri 17-Jul-15 18:05:01

Amazing am so happy for you and polterboy and for the school who have stepped up and shown the "outstanding" schools a thing or two!!

I agree with insanity and also ouryve it doesnt seem to matter actually what has been agreed on support wise, if there is no ability to flex and change as and when necessary, its never going to work!

Your Ds's school has shown that in bucket loads polter Well done to them, they need a pat on the back!! grin

Onwards to yr 8 grin

Icimoi Fri 17-Jul-15 18:11:40

That's just brilliant, polter.

Might you be able to send that to Ofsted? It sounds as if the school both needs and deserves it.

Marioswife Fri 17-Jul-15 18:14:25

Thank you so much for sharing this success story!
It makes me hopeful.

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 18:18:02

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starsandmoonandback Fri 17-Jul-15 18:18:47

Polter. Had to come in here and say YAY!!!! You must feel a sense of success, relief, happiness and no doubt much more! Must feel good to have had the best year of school for your boy. So hard to send them to school knowing they are so unhappy. Youare hit the nail on the head...often it's others rigidity and concrete expectations that create problems of their own. Hope you are properly celebrating tonight winewinewine

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 18:20:19

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youarekiddingme Fri 17-Jul-15 18:20:33

A HUGE star to polterboy he has had an amzing year and his maturity has been outstanding.

His school have shown that listening to parents and understanding their pupils really does make all the difference and as said ^^ more so than a statement at times.

I really hope miniyouare follows suit as he starts secondary this year. If he does half as well i'll be the happiest parent on the planet as we've managed 1.5 days without meltdown! he's still very reactive.

PolterGoose Fri 17-Jul-15 18:38:19

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