He is at a smallish private school and we are happy with the school and he feels safe and secure there. He is however a sensitive little boy (6yo) and I am wary of him being upset that his peers will be going to Year 2 next year and he most likely will not.
We have tossed around the idea that perhaps we should change schools if he is to repeat so he doesn't feel as though he has been left behind by his peers. We even went so far as to meeting a principal of an alternative school and touring their campus.
I am not overly impressed by this other school and now am second guessing our plans.
After speaking to DS's teacher this afternoon, I am now leaning towards leaving him in his current school, as I am not sure he will cope with the upheaval of changing. His teacher said that if she has Year 1 again next year, she'd really like to have him again (if I was happy with that) because she thinks with a bit more maturity, she could make a world of difference to him. She is a fantastic teacher and we are really happy with her.
We have had eyes, ears and auditory processing testing done, and it has been narrowed down to purely a maturity and confidence issue.
I know there are a whole heap of factors to take into consideration, but if anyone has been in a similar situation, what did you do? Or if there are any teachers out there, what would you do? Change schools or stay in the same one to repeat??
Edited by His Boy Elroy, 10 August 2012 - 04:41 PM.