Hi I am a new poster here and mum to a said bright 9 year old year 4 girl. I found this site some months ago whilst looking for an idea of sats scores for year 4's with regards to sitting Kent test (I didn't want to approach the school about it then) and read posts with great interest. Our daughter is our eldest child so this is all very new to us. That said I, myself sat the Kent test but it was in the 'olden days' when we were simply taken into the school hall and told we were doing 'a test' and that was that we were all clueless as to what it was really all about lol!
I have to be honest whilst I was pleased to find a forum, I feel daunted by all the information and feel a bit lost! Is there a course we can do to help us navigate our way through this nightmare that is called the Kent test/11+ lol!
Jokes aside, where on earth do I start here mums and dads? I am not anti tutoring per se don't get me wrong but I am of the opinion that the system is not fair, nor equal when it comes to opportunity to access (lower income families for eg) I am of the thinking that to not tutor her in some way (either me or pay for tutor) then she will be at a disadvantage to all the kids out there that get tutored. I am feeling lost and would greatly appreciate some guidance from those going through the same and all those who have previous experience. Please would you help me make some sense of it all and give me a path to follow lol! I have her sats scores from last term to go on and a teacher that gave me the nod for her to sit the test saying she'd be 'fine' that's all
I didn't want to persue the conversation any further at parents' evening for fear of being labelled a pushy mum! All we want as parents is to do what's best for our daughter and ensure she's happy to the best of our ability, and right now we are uncertain of where to go with it all. Thanks for reading my ramble