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When we arrived back from our holiday we had our letter from the council about school admissions. Can you believe it’s now time for us to pick Little E’s school? I say pick her school we put down our preference, like all parents, and then it really is luck of the draw. The process has changed since we last filled in this form for Ethan’s school admission. You now have to pick four schools, for Ethan it was just three.
I know of a few schools that I want to put on our form and visited them through Ethan’s process. Darren on the other hand doesn’t know of any schools in the area. This week we have visited and toured a few of our options, it has been nice to be able to share this experience as a couple. It was also nice not to have the worries we had with Ethan’s process. Not having to track down the School SENCO and grill them with all of your concerns. It is a very strange feeling though. It feels like we have to wrap Ethan in cotton wool to make sure he gets the support he needs. With Little E it feels like we are saying, off you go you will be fine.
We are having to address the issue that we will have two children attending two different schools. Logistically this will be a nightmare. We are also having to explain to Little E that she will be going to a different school from her brother. This did upset her at first. It also did upset me which I wasn’t expecting. I thought I would have to explain that Ethan learns differently but thankfully that explanation wasn’t required just yet. In April we will be able to tell her which school she will be attending.