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I haven't posted for over a week because I am worried sick about my GD. She started her new school a day before her birthday and has just not settled. Each morning over the last month she has felt sick with apprehension, eating no breakfast and very little lunch at school. The new pupils are paired with a year 10 mentor and, as luck would have it, GD has been paired with a girl who is carer for her sick mother and two siblings, and who has a history of self harm and an eating disorder. My God, no wonder my daughter is at her wits end. She has spoken to a teacher and GD is being paired with a different girl. The school seems to threaten detention for absolutely everything from being a minute late for a lesson to doing badly in tests. GD has a French language test this morning with a threatened detention for failing. She has been at the school for just 4 weeks, for heavens sake! No wonder she doesn't want to go.
I feel at my wits end too. Are there any teachers out there who can offer even a snippet of advice please? Or any parents who resolved their own child's issues?
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