Today, I went to my sons school for parents evening. This one was a little different as there was also an options information session. I can't believe my baby is doing his options already!! Where did all that time go?! That's a whole 'nother post.
We had a 20 minute talk on how to help him choose his 4 subject options for next year. They gave some good advice and practical do's and don'ts. They also explained how the selection process works and the need for a second choice of subject.
Once that was over, we headed off to meet the teachers. I arranged to meet his Maths, English and Science teachers, as they are the only academic subjects he is going to do after this year. All three said that he was lovely, very mature for his age, could produce some really good work and was really working hard to achieve his best. I am so proud of him as these are not subjects that come easy to him. He is in the process of being tested for Dyslexia and finds reading hard work. He also finds mathematical problems hard to decipher so struggles quite a bit. Despite this he is working to and above his predicted level and has increased his predicted GCSE grades too. I am so proud of him. He is such a wonderful lad and I want to do everything I can to help him achieve his goal of working for NASA.
I have not spent as much time with him as I could/should have over the past 2 years as I have really struggled to cope with the babies. This is why Bigs achievements mean so much to me as he has done it on his own. I feel proud (of him) yet slightly ashamed (of me) to have to say that. I am going to change that and help him reach his target of level 5 in each of these subjects by the end of the year to ensure he goes into a higher level class next year.
|My Lovely Lad x|