My daughter is about to leave primary school. It’s an emotional time for us all, but particularly me as I know how she has thrived in the small, relatively cosy environment that she has enjoyed for the past 7 years. My nerves about secondary school are probably greater than hers, but they’re mixed in with a nice dollop of excitement too. More on that in another post!
We received her report the other day, her last one for this era. I honestly don’t think I could’ve read a better, more glowing report.
Forget the SATS results, the new ‘Working Above, At or Towards age related’ levels system that the government have introduced, forget how well she’s progressed in ‘working mathematically’ or in ‘reading with understanding’. Don’t get me wrong, these weren’t bad, in fact, far from it she’s done incredibly well. But what jumped off the page for me were the teacher’s general comments: Continue reading