I hate school report day - it just highlights the fact that DS has major problems, and that DS isn't making progress like he should. I feel envious of all the mums who can have a little brag about how well their child has done, or even how their child is a good average. DS's school reports always leave me feeling bloody depressed! Sorry, I just needed to let off somewhere!
I've just come on to post the very same thing! DS1 (10 with AS) 'left' his current MS primary last term, and is now on home tuition - his report from the school came home with DS 2 today - and is not nice reading! It reminds me why he shouldn't be at that school, and how little they understood and supported him. Moan over!
He has very poor concentration (even has trouble in small groups), very poor organizational skills, poor social skills, reverses letters, very lathargic 9will constantly slouch, even while eating etc) numbers, ticks etc. It states that he struggles with whole class activities, but also in small groups. He has been highlighted as one of the children who has not made progress this year, and he shows little enthusiasm for anything.
We started the assessment process with him, and he has seen a child psychologist, OT (once) and speech therapist (once), and now the pead is urging that he is seen by the educational psychologist, which I have spoken to school about. He is on school action +, but has been for years & little seems to be improving. My 5 year old is taking over him with handwriting.
This annoys me so much, if the school report is all negative it is much more a reflection of their ability to teach your son than it does about his ability to learn.
DS2'S abilities are limited but his report is about his (small) achievements & his personality etc. His teacher actually wrote "i am full of admiration for the courage he has shown" She acknowledges that just getting through the door & sitting in a class is an achievement. If they are failing him they should be discussing it on a 1 to 1 with you throughout the year.
Can you ask to meet with the SENCO & find out what they feel they can do to support him further in the classroom.
Has he ever been assessed for dyspraxia?. OT will not likely though use that term.
Having read your message I would now apply to your LEA for a Statement of Special Needs for your son. SA plus to my mind at least is limited in scope and will not provide any one to one. Apart from that its other main problem is that it (SA plus) is not legally binding. With regards to your son it is clear that his additional educational needs are not being met on SA plus.
A Statement is legally binding and should provide him with a set number of hours of support per week. A well written Statement is worth its weight in gold and is invaluable.
You do not need anybody's permission to apply for such a document; infact you as his Mum are in a far better position than school would be in asking for such a thing. Parents can appeal in the likely event the LEA say no, school cannot.