Tuesday, 23 February 2010

New Karate Belt

I am pleased to report Harry finally took his karate grading. He is now a blue belt! He was due to take it over Xmas, but we got stuck in the snow :(

He passed with flying colours and very well deserved. He worked hard for it!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Harry's latest school report!

I am so pleased with this report. In most subjects, he is predicted to do better than the target level for his year group. I'm also quite pleased they have decided to drop French and give him help with English.

He now has the tools in place to learn. Everyone agrees he is a lovely boy, and at a recent meeting with his teachers, they are quite simply amazed by him. He even gets on with his work when others around him are trying to disrupt the class. His focus and concentration is fantastic now.

Look at the predicted level for Drama! He wants to be an actor :)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Quick Update

Just a quick update to say that Harry was downgraded to "Action" on the SEN register this year. In the words of the Senco: "Harry will be moving to Action as his hard work and progress warrants this. He will continue to be closely monitored so if things deteriorate we can change him back again. He seems very positive starting the new year." This is great news for someone who's been on School Action Plus since Reception! He just keeps on improving even now we're a year post-Dore!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

End of Year 7

Very, very happy with Harry's progress this year. Not only has he progressed socially, the end of term report says that he has exceeded nearly all of his predicted levels. He obviously prefers the practical lessons, as his best subjects are drama and art, but he is doing well in all other subjects. His focus and concentration is much better and if he continues like this he will do well.

His private tutor also awarded him with a Certificate for reaching the required level in his "structured phonic teaching programme".

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Another quick update - Harry is continuing to do well. He has loads of friends now and its difficult to fit in his social life around everything else

He's just passed another grading in karate. He's now a green belt (3 away from black - but quite a way to go yet). He is really progressing well in other areas, and his private tutor has commented how well he is doing in his lessons. Unfortunately, I haven't had any feedback from school, but thats another story.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009


Just a quick update - Harry still has difficulty focusing and concentrating, particularly in school, but is much improved. He is getting on well with his private tutor who specialises in dyslexia and he is catching up slowly.

Harry's confidence continues to soar. He has lots of friends and is now able to retain information on all levels. He has an enquiring mind and continually asks questions. He loves his rock music, and after buying him guitar hero for Xmas, he was keen to learn the guitar, so he now has lessons at school, and we have just bought him one to practice on at home.

I was pleased to read the email from Dore this morning on the future of the programme. Lets hope it goes from strength to strength now under the direction of Scott Quinnell.


Monday, 15 December 2008

Another karate belt!

We are now done with Dore, and it is strange how easily we have forgotten those daily exercises! Harry took his grading on Sunday and passed!