Today marks the beginning of a new adventure for Boo.   It's a day that he is very excited about but it makes me feel rather nervous a...

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Today marks the beginning of a new adventure for Boo.  

It's a day that he is very excited about but it makes me feel rather nervous about the challenges that we are going to face.

Today we are going to visit the High School that Boo would like to go to next year.

This is a massive step for Boo and I can't help but feel a little anxious.  

I'm sure he will be fine (eventually) and that the school will be helpful and understanding of his disorder (at least I hope they will), but it is going to be really hard for him.  

We will have to try and anticipate the difficulties that he will face with such a big change long before he moves across to the High School, so that we can try to make things a little easier for him.

The biggest part of this will be trying to get an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) put in place for him before he makes the transition.

This will ensure that he receives all of the support he needs to enable him to continue with his learning, without suffering a massive drop in his grades because of the upheaval that the change in schools will cause for him.

His Junior school have already started to complete the necessary paperwork so that we can apply for his EHC, but I have an awful feeling that I am going to have a fight on my hands.


Emotionally I'm not sure how he will cope. 

Knowing how he has been in the past, just with a change in year group, gives me a rough idea of what to expect, only this time it will probably be a lot worse.  

Obviously we will do everything we can to make the transition a smooth one, but I know that we will bear the brunt of his anxiety, at home.  
We will be the ones to see the frustration that he hides at school, and I will see him shrink into himself until he becomes used to his new environment, the new faces, the new routine, knowing that there is nothing I can really do to make things better for him.

I can't believe we are going to look at High School's already.  
It feels like only yesterday that he was being placed in my arms.  
So much has happened in our lives since then, and this is going to be the biggest challenge that he has had to face so far.

Change is hard for Boo but, for now, I am going to thoroughly enjoy seeing his excitement.

Missy x