High School Update

I havent posted about my sons new school since this post.

Here is a quick up date on how its going for anyone that is interested.

So last week my son came home with this:

This certificate is given at the end of four weeks of good behaviour and even better it came with a £5 reward! This may not be a big deal to some people but if you know my sons history of very low self esteem and really struggling all the way through primary school then you can understand why he had a huge smile on his face when he brought this home! He has something to be proud of himself for and I am so proud of him too!!

Last week we also had a blip in PE again! This time a ball was thrown at my sons head and he ran, jumped a fence and went and sat on a bench which for him is good because he stopped. My immediate reaction was “oh no did you get in trouble” the answer? A patient teacher came and sat with him and talked to him about what had happened and told him well done for not retaliating. In primary he would of been shouted at and ended up having a meltdown. In this school he came home with a smile and trusts another teacher!

So fast forward to this week and my son achieved two big things (well three if you count the amazing chocolate chip cookies he made in food technology!). The first, he chose to go on the reward trip this week. He normally chooses the Xbox because he struggles with choices and it’s his default choice. Today he went and did a high ropes course and thoroughly enjoyed it! 

The second achievement? He came home with this!!

He is proud of himself again and so am I!! And what a reason to get an award! I totally agree!!

This is a good school and I am still so pleased he is there!

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Woohoo – must be super pleased. Well done. @smallstepsaa

  2. Aditya says:

    Wow you are really luck and so are these kids.Cheers to their happiness. They should learn about practical things but not to forget theoretical as well.

  3. ellypaunoska says:

    You must be happy for this kids 🙂 Well done dear 🙂

  4. Ana De-Jesus says:

    Aw that is amazing that he got £5 and a cool certificate, well done to him and his hard work. You must have been so proud when he came home with the certificate x

  5. Very well done.. I can feel your happiness on this post.. Hoping for more awards and achievements in the future..

  6. eliza says:

    I can really sense a proud parent there, well, who will not be? For every achievement, might it be small or great in any man’s eye for us parents its always amazing! – it just reflects how we always want our youngster’s on their best and what’s important is, we are seeing them happy too.

  7. Jocelyn says:

    Congratulations for your son. These “small” awards can mean so much – especially during difficult times.

  8. The school does sound amazing. Good to know schools like this still exist. These little awards do help kids do better.

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    You must be so proud! This is not only your son’s achievement but yours as well. I think you deserve a “Great Mom” award too. Wishing you and your son more success and I am happy you found the right school for him.

  10. Happy for the kids achievements and aptly rewarded. Thanks for posting the update.

  11. London Mumma says:

    I love this. and well done, love this placard for achievements.

  12. Sounds like he is doing brilliantly and has a supportive school #SmallStepsAA

  13. This is great and I think that every child should be rewarded for good work and good behaviour.

  14. AutismMumma says:

    How fantastic, he’s progressing really well at his school. Certificates are such a great visual way of rewarding the children and well done on the two!
    Thanks for linking up with #SmallStepsAA x

  15. ourlittleescapades says:

    I’m so glad you have found the right school for your son. My son has star awards and it really does make such a difference to the whole family when these come home. It’s so important to be happy as it makes such a difference #SmallStepsAA

  16. I always trusted my PE and Outdoor Education teachers when I was in school.
    So excited about the high ropes course.

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