Those of you who read The Boy’s Behaviour will know that we’ve been considering another school for Mini who is in Year 2. There’s a heap of reasons why, and that heap has been growing rapidly bigger too in recent weeks.
Our first choice school said no. They were too full. But we’ve found another school and our application is currently with our local admissions office. The new school seems nice – it’s smaller, in a village, although the age range is larger, there is only 1 class per year, not 3 like his current school.
They don’t have direct experience of attachment issues, but helpfully (I hope) the Headteacher is friends with someone high up within adoption at the local authority. Mini’s teachers, yes another job share, also seem lovely and although it’s a job share, one of those teachers is part of the management team and is permanently in school even when not teaching. And the reception class seems ideal for Dollop who I also need to apply for a place for.
Anyway, I want to know if anyone’s got any advice about the transition period? They sound very accommodating and we’ll have lots of odd hours in the new class, we can go for lunch a couple of times before starting, he can go just for a break time, and I’ll pass on Adoption UK’s Education Now. But practically, any advice?