mixed-up mum

Hi ladies – well our school has a ” Learning Support department”, and he does have a learning support assistant in SOME classes BUT he is do reluctant to ask for AND accept any help.

He does not want to look like he is ‘different’ or stupid and can’t do it, so he does not and will not ask for help.
He won’t even try as he’s scared of failing – but then he’s not the only one – I’m the same I’m affraid – rather not try than try and fail….. I can’t take the embarrassment of failure……..

He only has a few months left now and so little that can be done now….there were never any ‘strategies’ put in place for him and his learning – basically – he was just left to get on as best he could – but then that was what he wanted ‘invisible support’ so as not to stand out from the rest……

I do kind of feel the school have let him down…..

I have spoken with his Guidance Teacher, but he seems not to be worried, and is encouraging my son to leave school soon as possible.

He would get help IN exams IF he were sitting any – but he’s not….

The school are aware of my marital history – but nothing was ever said re this affecting his ability to learn……

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