My son has had a one to one teaching assistant for the past couple of months. My son is 6 and unable to read and write and has behavoural issues. He is progressing slowly however!!
I don't think that the teaching assistant is qualified but does have some experience in this area. I feel that they are not strong enought for the task and that my son is learning a lot faster at home than at school. I have had meetings with the School and discussed his reading etc fairly recently. I am concerned that the teacher isn't really able to cope with my sons difficulties and there isn't enough school/home liason despite my efforts to sort this out. My partner is the headteacher there which makes it very difficult.
Can anyone advise please
advice I was once given by a SENCO as a parent of a statemented child you have a lot of power. Move schools, until you find one that understands better.
Good luck and go with your gut instinct you know your child best. Remember everything will be a fight, be strong
i am quite new to my senco role but you could suggest a home/school learners diary. In this you can write down the activites and support you are giving at home and then school can do the same. Ask them to write out an explination of the activity they have done with him, the aim of the activity, how he has got on with the activity and what will happen as a result of him completing the activity or of areas that will need repeating if he hasnt managed to achieve the aim set. This way you will be able to see what support he is getting so you can be doing similar things at home.....or as proof that things are not being done properly when you next have his review meetings. Also ask to be involved when they do his I.E.P so you can add your input too.