Hi thanks for reading-
Up at almost midnight thinking about this big decision we have to make by Monday 10:30
So children have been going to a local school since nursery 10m away.
I have one girl now year 3 and one boy now year 1.
They have both always been very happy at the school no issues on their part and any little problems have been sorted fairly quickly.
But when my daughter moved to Year 1 (2years ago) I hoped and expected her workload to slightly pick up.not too much I promise I not that pushy parent kids should be kids and enjoy school but just expected a little more out of the school I guess. Maybe the occasional homework and I guess more structure, I’m my opinion I feel like the school are far too relaxed (teacher signed her reading journal 3 times in one academic year and there really isn’t enough time spent on each individual student. Children hardly get to read one to one with teachers they are taught same activities and curriculum the previous year learnt (especially annoying if you have children in year 1 and year 2) as same work roles over for the youngest.
Anyway so I had a look at another school just to get a feel for what opportunities they may have and what their ‘normal’ is.
Loved the school, bundles (literally) of all kinds of before/after school clubs. Target driven more clear concise focus on how they teach and have a brilliant concept of intervention if children aren’t understanding work they reteach or give child extra time to understand.
Question is do I move them to have more opportunities- dance, gymnastics, Lego club, flute, netball etc. The list goes on and to hopefully excel ?
Or stay where they are happy I don’t feel like they are being particularly challenged and encouraged to but like I’ve said they are happy ?!?!