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Jamie - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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We have just been given notice on our home,and having 2months to find and move out. My son who is 5 and half years old as only just settled in to school but is struggling with his school work, ( he is having tests for dislekisie)we have started to recive help from the school but we may have to move him school due to lack of homes in the village.

I am struggling to come to terms with the fact of moving homes and all the up evil of my children i am like most mums wanting the best education for them both and the school he is at at the mo is the best from were we are. I am also struggling in the fact should i drive at least 5 miles to and from school every day or do i try look for other schools??

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Krista - posted on 02/20/2011

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If you feel that his current school is best, then I would drive him there. 5 miles is nothing, in the grand scheme of things.

And you're right. Moving homes AND moving schools probably would be a lot of upheaval. So why not at least keep him at the same school, so that it's less stressful for him?

Medic - posted on 02/20/2011

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Upheaval........at five it isn't a big deal. My son went to three different schools for prek and has done fine. Really 5 miles around here isn't that far to be from a school. I'm with the other moms that should only take 10 maybe 15 m in in travel.

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Jamie - posted on 02/21/2011

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Thankyou all very much for your comments its really helped.
Hopefully we will get some were with his statement, as he is very far behind. so thankyou very much! x

Bonnie - posted on 02/20/2011

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One thing in your favour is that he is young. At his age he likely won't think much of it. He will probably have a quick transition.

JuLeah - posted on 02/20/2011

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Okay, well stuff happens and we deal ... stay up beat and help the kids do the same .... driving five miles to school is no big deal if he likes it there and they can help him ... hard to tell if a boy this age needs the help you are talking about ... the all flip letters and numbers, many strugle to read, with math .... varies so much based on what skills they came in with and other issues ....
If you have to move, try to keep him in this school for the rest of the year. You can look for schools close to where you will live and his school records will follow him.
Over the summer you can make effort to get to know the local kids so he has friends going in .... it will work out, things most always do

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Either school he goes to should be able to help him w/ his learning difficulties. I am sorry that you have to move, but I'm sure you will all adjust to that just fine.

I actually have lived directly across the street from one elementary school for 2.5 years now, but have always driven my girls (now in the 4th grade) to the school in the next district (6 miles one way). It is a bit of a hassle, but they are at the school that I wanted them in. We actually only lived IN that school district when I registered them for K, so I've been making that drive for 4.5 years now. It is worth it to me.

Stifler's - posted on 02/20/2011

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I had to go on the bus for an hour to school and back... it wastes a lot of quality time.

Michelle - posted on 02/20/2011

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I am a teacher anda mom. Is he being tested at your current school district?? I would definitley stay at your school until testing and results are over. If you truly like the school your son is in and are happy with strategies that school is willing to give your son, then drive the 5 miles. 5 miles is nothing compared to the education of your son. Some parents here drive more than 20.

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Kids adapt very quickly to new situations. We drive our son to school which is also about 5 miles away. It's a good school, so I support the drive. It might be a bit out of the way but it's the best for my son's education. As for finding a new home closer to a new school, it's best to check the school websites and actually visit teh schools to make that determination. Best of luck to you.

Rhiannon - posted on 02/20/2011

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when children are that young moving schools does not affect them that much, just be sure to make sure the new school knows that he is possibly dyslexic. To be honset though 5 miles back and for to school a day is not all that far and really should'nt take more than 10 mins to drive (unless you live in a big city like london of course).

All depends on how you feel about going through all the dyslexia tests again because unless your child is statmented at his current school they will have to start all over again.

Louise - posted on 02/20/2011

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At the age of five your move will not make much of an impression on your childs education. Make sure that when you do enrole your child at the next school that they are made aware of his learning difficulties. My sons moved schools three times in Primary school and three times in High school and now my son is at university so it had no affect at all.

Stifler's - posted on 02/20/2011

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Upheaval? I would just change him schools, no way I'd drive 5 miles to school that would suck even more and give him less time at home to work on homework and stuff.

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