TW Mum wrote:
At the latest consultation evening at her primary school, her teacher mentioned that her maths was on the weak side and that, in effect, if she were to carry on at her current level, she wouldn't be an 11-plus candidate. (I hasten to add that I did not request this information, it was proffered.)
I really feel this comment from a teacher is completely out of hand, if she is in a state school, most teachers havent got a clue about 11+ and my DD's teacher told me they are not even allowed to prepare kids for 11+. I kind of think if she knew your DD was doing some sort of tutoring then she was trying to send a mesage to you maybe???
If she is struggling with the maths, just give her some extra tuition to get her to the required level and just see how she progresses. It will be a bit too much though to tutor her for 11+ from now as you need to keep her interest going for a good 3 years. There are also some games and websites you can do with her at home now. I am sure others with much more experience will be able to advise.
Its a tough choice but I would wait until around end of year 4 or beginning of year 5 to decide if you want to go to GS but in the mean time just do a bit to get her maths level up a bit.
Regarding steiner school, if you use the search function on the bottom and just search steiner, there are one or two post there that I found which you may find useful.
Sorry I cant give you much help, we are also going through the process this year for the first time and just as worried too.