Word of the Week – School

The word that has dominated my week this week is school.

On Tuesday we had the ‘all clear’ from Star’s consultant and now she can go back to school.
Currently she has a teacher at home two days a week so she’s been keeping up with her work.
She has not been to school since last December though, and even then she’d only been at her new school for about six weeks.

I’ve been thinking about it for such a long time and I’ve gone around in circles. I’ve tried a couple of different schools but they haven’t had room for her, or they will need her to be statemented.

There are other local schools she could attend which may be better than the current one she is enrolled in but then she will be at a different school to her siblings and I can’t see the point of that unless she is at a special school.

So, for now, I’m going to stick with sending her back to her current school and talk with them about the extra care she will need while there. It’s a worrying time, but I think we should prepare ourselves as it will happen very soon now. I wish I could wrap her cotton wool and protect her, but she needs to carry on with her life and primary school can be such a nice part of growing up and making friends, I wouldn’t want her to miss out. I also want her to be treated the same as her siblings.

It’s not just Star the reason why school is my word of the week though. Today I had to attend an awards assembly as Boo received an award for her excellent work in writing. I know she has a little trouble with her handwriting but she tries so hard and it’s so nice that the school recognises when child is putting in all their effort in their work.

Also, I’m so proud of the Little Man who is coping admirably with his first time at full time school. Watching him today in assembly I can see how well behaved he is while there (it’s a different story at home). He goes to school with no hassle but before he leaves me he has to kiss me, cuddle me and then kiss me again. Then he says ‘I will miss you lots mummy’ before running off into his classroom. He’s coping fine, but I just want to grab him and take him home again, at least for another year!

The Reading Residence


  1. October 3, 2014 / 1:05 pm

    Ah, Little Man, that is so adorable! I'd want to grab him back, too! Well done to Boo on her award and I do hope Star gets on OK on her return. I can imagine how worrying it will be for you, so I hope it goes as smoothly as possible x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. October 3, 2014 / 1:14 pm

    Aw, wonderful that Little man is enjoying school and well done Boo for good writing. it is so important that the school recognises when children have tried hard at their work, I know my son benefits from that.
    It must be very worrying star about to go back to school, it's tough making the right decision, I hope she gets on well when she returns x

  3. October 3, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Make the most of those kisses from your little man for as long as possible – it won't last forever! Huge congratulations to Boo for all her hard work. And good luck to Star for her return to school, be brave mum x

  4. October 3, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    So glad Star can go back to school. May I ask why you don't want her to be statemented, or is it tha tyou can't? I hope she enjoys her time back to school. Also congratulations to Boo on her writing award! And oh it's great htat Little Man is appearing to do well in school. #WotW

    • October 3, 2014 / 9:25 pm

      I think she will be statemented now, but she's lost so much school it wasn't something we were able to do, unfortunately her autism is making her stand out from her peers now so it's time to get her the extra help she needs now and will need in the future.

  5. October 3, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Good luck with Star's return to school. I hope it all works out OK for her. My son just started school too, but he's already turned five so I kind of feel like we did have an extra year! It's nice to know that schools really provide children with positive reinforcement of even small achievements. I think that's just as good (if not better!) than lots of red pen! X #wotw

  6. October 3, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    It must be so worrying about Star returning to school…..I hope it goes well!
    Aww Well done to Boo!! You must be so proud…. Little Man sounds like he's getting on so well x

  7. October 4, 2014 / 7:46 am

    I hope all goes well with Star returning to school – have just been reading some of her story – what a tough time you have all been through. It must be a huge jump to go back after so long, hope that you all adjust well to the change. Well done to Boo on getting her award and your Little Man just sounds so adorable – how lovely to get those hugs and kisses like that before he goes in to school x

  8. October 5, 2014 / 7:53 am

    We have the same #wotw

    Congrats about the good things happening. And goodluck to Star in her new school =)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *