Over the past week or so ds1 has been bringing home his school books. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.
A bit of background - last year ds1 had issues in his fyos we ended up doing IQ testing & seeing child psych however these proved inconclusive. At the start of this year we moved & he started at another school. I didn't give the school or teacher any background on the testing we had done because I wanted to see if it was school problem or a problem with him. We spoke to the teacher parent teacher & see advised he was doing really well however there was a gap between his comprehension & his written ability. Basically if he was tested verbally he would excel at school but his written ability was a bit behind. At this point the teacher wasn't concerned. Then at the end of term 3 I met with her again & she advised that she had been giving him extension work (year 2 level) & she found that in most things he was "exceptional" ( her words not mine). Unfortunately she went on leave for term 4. A few weeks into term 4 I decided to meet with the guidance officer & I gave her the IQ test results. At the end of the meeting she basically said she would read through the report but she felt that it indicated he was just average on everything & the things that stood out in the IQ test his peers would eventually meet up with him so it means nothing.
I left that meet really confused & decided that I would not persue things any further. Now I have received his books home & it is quite obvious that his written does not match his actual comprehension & that he gets distracted/bored.
Obviously there isn't anything I can do now as school finishes for the year on Friday but I don't know if I should be still looking into something - what I don't know or if I should leave things & see how they go over the next year. I just don't know what to do - I feel something isn't right & that I should be doing something but I keep getting so many mixed messages from professionals.
I just want to cry cause I don't know what I should be doing. Part of my thinks maybe the standard of work he is doing is normal & if there was an issue even his new teacher would have said??
I just don't know