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Ongoing school trouble

We left the dust and heat of the Middle East and moved to Scotland.

Finn now goes to a normal state school; our address dictates which school takes him, and pretty much whatever happens, they're stuck with him. This is in stark contrast to the 'elite private school' (their words) we left behind.

After the euphoria of settling in well in his new school, and making lots of friends, his teacher called me in after school for a chat.

As has become familiar, the chat started with "I am concerned about Finn." Her complaints this time were quite specific: there seems to be some sort of language issue.

What brought up her concern was a piece of homework where his sentences came hot on the heels of some nonsense poems I read him, and a piece of classwork on the seasons: Finn had said we go to the beach in winter, and spend the summer inside watching TV, which actually about summed up life in the Muddled East - nobody goes outside when it's 50C.

However, all she was suggesting was an assessment, so I wasted no breath defending him, and merely acquiesced. What harm could a chat do?

Posted on 2012-08-15 09:28:07

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