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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – GCSEs
If last week was muddled then this week has been even more so, and it’s all thanks to those darn GCSEs and maybe Bank Holiday Monday.
Star is in year 11, her final year at school. (silent cheer, I finally got a child to finish to school!) The year has been particularly hard and we didn’t know what was happening with her GCSEs. We didn’t even know they were going ahead. It’s been a tough week, with a full timetable for Star. She was promised a quiet room to do the exams in but on the first day she was put in a room with the SEND kids and the disruptive kids. It really threw the SEND kids and us parents had to complain to the school. We had lots of tears on Tuesday evening, but it was all sorted out and now they have been separated. Star’s school has been so good with her, but this was a stupid error of judgement that they should not have even tried. Now we know that Star has failed one of her exams and missed another.
After school on Wednesday she was feeling better about the examination room arrangements but feeling totally stressed out about the exam schedule. I sat down with her and we worked out which exams were most important and cut the timetable in half. But, by bedtime she’d decided by herself that she was going to sit all of the exams. I could have burst with pride. I know that maybe I should be more of a pushy Mother, but I truly stand by my approach. If she’d gone ahead with the plan and missed half the exams I’d have found a way for her to do them later, without the pressure. But, if I’d put my foot down and demanded that she did them she probably wouldn’t be doing them happily as she is now.
It’s strange to think my little girl is going to be leaving school pretty soon. And my baby, The Little Man, will be leaving Primary school this summer.
Not much else has been going on this week. I’ve finished reading a book and started a new one and I’m currently working on two crochet pieces. I’m quite happy staying snug at home but I think if the weather warms up again soon I might venture out…now that will be something to write about 🙂
Before I go can I share some exciting news….I have my first visit to the ballet booked…it might be for next year but my lovely friend bought tickets as soon as they went on sale. We are off to see Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker in February next year and I can’t wait!!
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?