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Children starting secondary in September 2013; support & hand-holding, tips and advice...

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This is a thread for those of us with children who are starting secondary in September 2013; nerve-racking enough even when a child doesn't have SEN.

Hopefully we can give each other support and encouragement.

It would also be great to get some advice and tips from parents who have already seen children through this; what do you wish you had known etc?

Thanks. He was nearly there this time last year, was walking with a group of other children, with me following a few minutes behind with the younger two. Unfortunately he was hit by a car while crossing the road and thrown quite a distance. It has taken him this long to build up the confidence to try again.

sunshine175 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:30:11

Oh no. Oh he is so brave for trying again (and you for encouraging him). Fingers crossed, hand holding and honks.

He did it! Back home safely and feeling quite chuffed with himself. smile

sunshine175 Thu 21-Mar-13 16:08:55

Brilliant. grin I was hoping it went well. You must be over the moon. I wish we could make some progress! sad

Hopefully you'll be able to find a strategy to help your DD with the journey to school. My feelings are very up and down at the moment too with it all.

So how are we all doing? I'm feeling really positive this week after DS2's IEP meeting, which was very encouraging and showed how much progress he has made.

After SATs there is a plan for him to visit the secondary school with a camera and take some photos.

sunshine175 Sun 28-Apr-13 09:30:35

I had good meeting with new senco, and the autism team are supporting both schools. Plans for visits after sats are in place. Feeling a lot better about it all. Occassional sense of panic. Everyone is aware how important it is to get it right so she doesn't school refuse. I know it could go wrong but I do feel everyone is trying to help.

I'm glad they are putting something in place for your DD.

I'm planning to start working on the journey to school fairly soon, starting with the first quarter of a mile and then building on that. DH pointed out that there are only three roads to cross that don't have light-controlled crossings, and two of those have an island half-way across the road.

DS2 has his first transition visit this afternoon.

He'll go for an hour and I have the option of staying for a cup of tea. smile

First day tomorrow (just Y7 and Y12) and I am about to have actual kittens.

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