Word of the Week #5 2019

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My Word of the Week


photograph of person holding a school book and the words 'Parents Evening' at the bottom

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This week we have been to the school twice. Once was for Parents Evening where we talked to the girl’s teachers and discussed their reports.

I am so proud of my girls, every teacher was so happy with them. Not a bad word was said. This means a lot to me as they have both struggled in the past. Star has had difficulties because her illnesses and disabilities mean she has lost a lot of time from school. And poor attendance really does affect their work.

She is year 9 now and since starting year 8 her attendance has really improved and so has her school work. She is really doing well above average in History, and all her other subjects are at the required level or above. Apart from P.E. which is to be expected.

Boo is in year 7, so it’s her first year at the big school. She has had difficulties in the past with keeping up with the work. I hate to say it, but she was a slow learner. It seems, however, that she is finding her pace now and is catching up. She is meeting all her levels in everything but maths. There is still time to improve on that though.

Boo was voted by her class to be on the school council and she has a shiny badge to wear. Her teacher said she did really well in the first council meeting, she showed her voice and took part in it all. I am so proud of her for this, she’s always been popular, but she’s also been pretty shy. Speaking up is a big achievement.

The Second Meeting

I just wanted to mention the meeting we had at the school with Star’s SENDco and the physical disability adviser. It’s so good that the school have a detailed record of her conditions and what she can and cannot do. They arrange for all her needs to be met, and I believe this is why her attendance has improved so much. If she’s not feeling 100 percent she knows she will get the help she needs, so she will go to school anyway. I was concerned that she spent too much time in the SEN department, but, as her report showed, she’s obviously still keeping up with her work.

I’m proud of the effort that Star makes to attend school as well as her grades.

Footnote: I’m not ignoring my Little Man, his school parents evening is not until next month as they are moving into a new school building at half term. I’m sure I’ll be proud of him too (fingers tightly crossed!)      

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week?

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  1. February 1, 2019 / 7:46 am

    Oh that’s fantastic that the school gives star so much support! I know the feeling of dreading school when you’re struggling with something so that must bring her so much comfort. Brilliant that the girls are getting on so well overall, that means the schools doing a good job but it also means you’re supporting them really well to! πŸ™‚ #WotW

  2. February 1, 2019 / 7:59 am

    Proud is the perfect word this week. Well done to both Boo and Star for doing so well. Poor attendance does have an impact even though it can’t be helped but it’s great that Star is keeping up and has good support in place. Well done to Boo for getting elected on to school council and speaking up. Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for hosting #WotW

  3. February 1, 2019 / 9:10 am

    Well done to both your girls, I can understand why your word is proud this week. It sounds like they have both settled well and are doing brilliantly. It’s great that the school is supporting Star’s needs so well. A big well done to Boo for being voted for school council too x #wotw

  4. February 1, 2019 / 3:54 pm

    Aww! You have every reason the be proud. It sounds like the girls are doing great!
    Well done to Boo especially with the school council. It is hard to speak up but it sounds like she is finding her voice which is fab!
    It sounds like Star is being well looked after. Well done to her too. It must be reassuring to know she has somewhere to go when she’s not feeling to great.
    We have a SENDco woman which we meet with every couple of months for my youngest and it is such a help. We get to talk through any concerns we have and most importantly we’re kept informed! x

  5. February 1, 2019 / 5:58 pm

    Ah that’s so great, we had a great parents evening too and doesn’t it make a difference, I am so glad School are supporting Star in such an amazing way it just goes to show some educational establishments really do care about the kids in their care. I feel like this about Joe’s School too, it all feels like such a relief. I hope next week is as positive for little man x

  6. February 2, 2019 / 1:36 am

    This is my first time visiting your blog and your link up. I will definitely put it on my calendar and link a post next Friday. thank you for the opportunity to share!

    • February 2, 2019 / 11:48 am

      Thank you, I’ll look forward to reading. We have a lovely community here on #wotw and everyone is so good at commenting and sharing x

  7. February 2, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    Oh well done both girls. They really are finding their feet. Fabulous to hear how supportive the school is, especially for Star. Nothing like a good parent’s evening. Thanks for hosting.

  8. February 3, 2019 / 9:48 am

    Well done to both girls πŸ™‚ it makes a big difference to us as parents to know that our kids are getting the right support πŸ˜€

  9. February 4, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    It’s great news that the girls are doing so well – and I think you have a lot to do with that. Hope your week goes well and that the days are sunny for you. #MMBC

  10. February 6, 2019 / 3:21 pm

    What a great school. That is good news the girls are doing so well. Sounds like you are doing a great job of supporting them as well lovely xx

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