Hi - my son in about to go into his last term of year 5 and will be sitting 11 plus exam this September
. He has had continual behavioural difficulties throughout school, though always been one of the top pupils academically. Difficulties got so bad that we have moved his school twice to try and address things... but it is the same old in each school so is him and not the school!
Whilst I don't particularly want to discuss his difficulties on here, he has now been referred to another outside organisation for help - however this will mean 1 day per week out of school for the whole of last term of year 5. Surely missing this much academic work before 11plus exam is going to put him at a disadvantage? I want him to go to this outside organisation for help, as it needs sorting. However, I am very concerned that this could have detrimental effect on his studies.
So, should I write to the grammar school for extenuating circumstances or something before the exam? He has not been diagnosed with SEN.