My DD is in Yr4 and Ive been told, is one of the brighter ones in her class. Its a smallish class with a handfull of Yr5s that have been held back because they are underperforming.
DD has been moved to a table with 2 of the children who are really struggling - both boys who have no interest in learning. She has made a kind of bond with one of them and is enjoying helping him out - he is one of the school "tough guys" LOL, and was even given the honour of being allowed to join in with one of his lunchtime football matches.
Anyway, the problem is the other boy. He is constantly disruptive and DD came out today upset because he had been flicking something nasty at her and the boy she is helping (I wont go into details but it involves noses
). This is one of just many instances where this lad has stopped my DD and her friend working.
Its parent teacher night this week and its an issue I want to raise with the teacher. My DD does enjoy helping out one of the boys and although Im a bit wary that her work might suffer whilst she helps haul this lad up to a reasonable SATS level, Im also aware that it can be very good for both pupils concerned - building confidence in both. My main problem is the other boy - I feel like they shouldnt have two "problem" children on one table and expect my DD to be referee.
Do you think its unreasonable to ask that he be moved? Anyone else encountered this sort of thing before?