I have been looking at this site for ages and just wondered if anyone would like to share thier experiences.
I've noticed that no one has posted anything here for some time and would be interested to know if anyone else has a year 5 child with SEN looking to take the 11+.
My autistic son really wants to try the test and I have now handed the form into the school. He is of the opinion that if he does not pass it was meant to be and he will go to another school, so I am pleased he has that attitude. However I'm a bit concerned with the school side. They do not think he is grammar material and seem to have written him off. With my son his problem is staying focused and he needs prompting to stay on task. I have discussed these issues with the school. As he has a statement they have told me, they will as suggested by me arrange for him to take the test in a separate room and allow extra time for the writing task.
Has anyone else had a similar experience with the school? I am worried that with this attitude he may not be given the same fair access as all the other ''obviously able children''. It is frustrating not to be able to see if the testing is completed under all the correct conditions.
I look forward to hearing from anyone who has any experience or someone in the same boat!. Your comments are really appreciated. Thankyou