Turning a corner!


Isaac doesn’t have the best record at school and I have been ‘that‘ parent who the teacher wants to have a word with at the end of the day or called into school more times than I would like to admit. In fact it got to the stage where I dreaded the phone ringing or making the trip to collect him from school. We did get to the stage at the end of last year where we considered changing his… Continue Reading “Turning a corner!”

School Troubles!


If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that Isaac has been having some issues at school.  This was going to be a ranty post, but as the week has played out things seem to be improving and it is all thanks to the school working closely with us as his parents. It has been a frustrating few weeks, Isaac seems to have a number of good days at school and then something is triggered in… Continue Reading “School Troubles!”

Ranty Friday – The Pupil Premium


This week our Primary school sent out a letter asking us to advise them if we were on a number of government benefits to see if our children would qualify for the Pupil Premium.  Anyone who qualifies for free school meals is entitled register for Pupil Premium which includes those receiving: Income Support Income Based Job Seekers Allowance Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit… Continue Reading “Ranty Friday – The Pupil Premium”

It all started so well!


It is fair to say that Isaac had a fairly shaky year at school last year.  He had an amazing teacher who was brilliant with him and finally seemed to settle in the summer term. I was worried a new teacher may unsettle him again this year, but September came and went with an award for respect and numerous stickers for great work.  Everyone commented on how much he had grown up over the summer and he was proud as… Continue Reading “It all started so well!”