Today is day 5 of Blogtober 18, and today we are talking about Education as today is World Teacher Day. I wrote a post during Blogtober 17 last year about Education.
I wrote about my Daughter who was 13 at the time, and how she only managed one term in her Secondary school. Then she became ill with ME and Fibromyalgia, and was too ill to manage school and lessons.
We have been very lucky with all the support we have had to try to continue her education. Both her school and local services have been doing all they can to assist us.
For the past two years, we have had a 1-2-1 Tutor who at the start would meet us in school to carry out tuition. The tuition lessons took place in a separate room. Sadly this became too much for her, and we continued tuition at home. The tuition would take place in her bedroom, often with her lying in bed. Some weeks she could not even manage one hour of tuition and we would have to cancel.
Fast forward to this year, and the start of her GCSE year as she starts Year 11, the tutoring has changed to bring in more tutors. You will have seen from my August Round Up that we had a pretty stressful time with her, as it was found she had excess fluid around her brain. Following the procedure, one of her symptoms of a constant migraine 24/7 for the past three years, went, which in turn has made such a huge difference.
Tutoring this year, has begun with 3 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes three times a week. Normally I would have been on the phone cancelling them, as she would not have been able to cope. She has managed every tutor session so far, and has 3 amazing new tutors who really understand her illness, and her strengths and weaknesses.
I can not praise all the staff, not just the Teachers for their hard work and compassion in everything they have done to support us. They have all seen C decline over the past 3 years, and can see how she is responding to the new treatment and the difference in her. Plus I must have the only teenager who wants to go to school full-time.
Alice from Living With A Jude, has written a post about finding education for her son, and the struggles she faced before finding a school where he was happy, you can read all about it here
You can find previous days here