Need some insight from a teacher or parent who has been in a similar situation.
DS2's parent evening at his school (specialist music) on Friday. I've been very shocked at the low standards of academics and the supply teacher who is covering for three weeks is equally shocked. Anyway to cut a long story short, she and his teacher (on sick leave) think he's exceptionally able. Supply teacher thinks he's not being challenged and can't understand why he's been given such easy work. When he is being challenged he produces excellent and, at times, exceptional work. But most of the time the work is basic and his response is shawdy work.
She finished by saying she expected he'd get Level 3
in his SATS but was clearly capable of level 5. I'm stunned and angry to say the least. He was in top sets less than one term ago at an independent school, even in maths, and has done well enough to pass a selective entrance exam without tutoring. I'm also very concerned at how the next term will pan out as he does virtually nothing at school.