Not enough time to play

The Diary of a Not So Ordinary Boy

It’s a funny thing, the factors you apply when you are looking for a school for your darling children to attend.  When we were looking for the right secondary school for Sam we looked around two, one mainstream and one special, and before we even stepped over the threshold I was breaking my heart over the decision.  Should we continue to keep him in the ‘real’ world, with the friends he’s made at primary school, or should we send him to the smaller, specialised institution where he’d be all on his own, but he wouldn’t be so lost?  It was a big decision.

You’d think, with me being a teacher and all, that I’d be looking at standards and exam results and teaching styles and syllabuses and OfSted reports and all of that jazz.  Were they progressive or traditional, did they engage with educational research, what was the proportion of…

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