Just over a month ago, Skye started secondary school, before that she was in a small village primary school. She is a very outgoing girl and gets on with everyone but going from a very small school to very big school with lots of children from various villages and town where it is situated too would be a bit daunting even to the most outgoing of children.
Her first day came and she was stressing because she had no clue how to do a tie, she still doesn’t, I have shown her time and time again but she always comes to me and asks me to do it so I put it on me and tie it lose and then she will tighten it once around her neck.
She decided to go on the grammar pathway which seems to have the most subjects associated with it. She is in the top groups for everything apart from PE, she has never been a physical kind of child, she’d rather soak up information.
We had her academic review a couple of weeks ago and it went really well, they told us that they would like her to consider being a class student parliament rep. They are also impressed with her work, they think if she continues at the rate she is going she would be capable of passing her GCSE’s in year 9.
Her teacher asked Skye what she wanted to do when she finished school? Skye replied I’d like to be a teacher, her teacher looked shocked and said JUST a teacher? You can do so much better than that Skye. This has got Skye asking more questions about other careers. Obviously, the first things we suggested was a doctor, surgeon, specialist, vet and then we mentioned that her cousin was just as smart as her and she is now a barrister after the explanation of what a barrister actually is, she was very impressed and it is now under consideration.
We were obviously very pleased with this. We have never forced her to learn anything so just enjoys it so much. When she is given the topic for a particular subject she will research everything and soaks up so much information, she really does amaze us.