Choosing a secondary school #Prose4T

By | October 3, 2013

This week has been all about potential secondary schools for this little man:

Choosing a secondary school #Prose4T

We’ve looked at prospectuses, been to Open Evenings and tours and listened to head teachers giving very eloquent and quite passionate speeches about the merits of their schools.

For any child, it’s a big step, I still remember my first day at secondary school and thinking "it’s all so big, how am I going to find my way around", for a child with an invisible disability, it is going to take more transition and planning.

This is the subject of today’s #Prose4T with Vicky at

Where have the last six years gone, little man?

First day in primary school, black shoes and little knees in shorts.

Fast forward to year 6, now a pre-teen, full of views and thoughts.

You’re one of the oldest in your primary school, that switches to being the youngest in your next school.

Going from a year 6 to a year 7, a "small fish in a big pool".

It’s a big decision to make, we’ve seen two schools this week,

some good points, some not so good, we’ll all have to sit down and think.

And then the wait until "decision day", will you have got a preferred place?

As soon as I meet you from school, you’ll be able to tell from my face.

Oh little man, it’s all ahead of you…new school, exams and beyond.

Will you enjoy it? I hope you do.

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daniels on 4th October 2013 at 2:31 am.

Def gonna enjoy it


Verily Victoria Vocalises on 4th October 2013 at 1:30 pm.

It’s so difficult, that transition especially when everything is new for them again. A great poem. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x


Kate on Thin Ice on 4th October 2013 at 3:51 pm.

Good Luck to you and him. It is a challenging time making that move. My boy struggled a lot but seems to be back on track. I know you will be there for him fighting his corner and he is blessed in that


David / Oddly active on 6th October 2013 at 4:46 pm.

It’s a really big transition for child and parent alike. Hope all goes well. My own son (also autistic) went from a mainstream primary to a SEN secondary. It was really difficult trying to find somewhere that could meet both his academic and support needs – the two often seem mutually exclusive. He’s 16 now, and just started at college. I’m still not sure that the secondary choice I made was the right one, but either way his first three weeks at college have gone really well, so I / we must have got something right! [#Prose4T]


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