I hope you anyone can help on this forum. I have a 10 year old that goes to a state primary school. He was diagnosed with mild ADHD when he was in year 1. The school gave so much problem that I had to start the stalemating process. They got 1 to 1 support for 36 hrs. They have maintained this statement even though DC is doing well though he still gets distracted. They have placed him level 3 in math and English at the end of year 5 even though he was assessed to be in level 4 in English and 5 in Maths.
I have always wanted DC to go to an independent school as his brother went to independent primary and now in an independent secondary school. DC passed exams in year 5, was offered a place in year 6 in a very good independent school where he can stay till 18. His school head teacher called the school and gave him a very bad reference. The Headteacher had to ask what I did to the head teacher for her to be so vindictive. I was made to understand that they will loose the funding they are currently getting for my son if I remove him so the Head teacher will not let him go even though my son has suffered emotional distress , bullying which has impacted his confidence and behaviour.
He has done some exams and we are hopeful. He was invited for an interview in one of the schools for year 7 but the Headteacher called us to cancel the interview because of the very bad reference received from the school.
They said my son is only fit for the bad local comprehensive school beside us. I really don't know what to do as we did not enter him for the highly competitive grammar school exam beside us. He needs to be in a good school where he can rebuild and regain his confidence.
Please help !!!