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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:52 pm 

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I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could share their child with ASD's experience after joining a grammar school. Some of my queries
- could they cope with the work at GCSE or A levels
- Did they get any help in the curriculum if any organisational or mild language difficulties
- Did they just have to cope as a normal child
- were teachers supportive or felt that a grammar school was not the right place
- How did they cope with the extra social responsibilities that come with secondary school.

I am trying to look for an appropriate school for my child 10 years old with high functioning ASD who seems to have coped academically till now and possibly has a good chance of getting into a grammar school.
Any experiences in south London and kent area would be appreciated.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:36 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
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Location: East Kent
It depends very much on the individual child and the individual school. Some secondary schools are wonderful for SEN, others less so. Have a look around various schools and see how they 'feel', a child with ASD needs to feel at home in a school and routines explained before hand ( as I am sure you know!). Make sure that the transition is well managed, the primary and secondary Sencos will liaise, maybe arrange visits to the next school. We have organised a board with photos of the canteen , hall , playground , form teacher etc , in the past, so that it was not unknown.

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