Monday, February 19, 2007

Taylor has left the building

Taylor and I went to look at another Junior school this morning. It was my second choice when he went up to the Juniors in September. I wish I'd just gone with it in the first place. He's not been happy at his school since day one really, and is getting punched by older kids almost everyday, and no-one is ever punished. The school is known to have a bullying problem, and I can't see it changing anytime soon. He's always loved school, never moaned about going in each day, and to see him openly hating it makes me sad. I want to nip it in the bud now, he needs to start enjoying it again. So, we visited his new school today, and it was great. The atmosphere was fantastic, all the equipment was new, and they are specialists in special needs. Taylor hasn't been labeled with any problems as such, but he really struggles with social issues, impulsiveness and concentration, so if they know what they are doing this can only be of benefit to him. He seems really excited about starting, and already knows a few children in his year so won't be completely alone when he starts. Hopefully he'll be in there for next Monday. I've signed Isobel up for the preschool too, she has a start date of January 2008. That's only 10 months away...yikes!

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