She's taking 3 A Levels - Maths, Biology and Chemistry. The class sizes are 6, 4 and 3 respectively. Yes, you heard me, 6, 4 and 3 students. This should awesome, amazing (almost) 1-2-1 tuition going on here. These children should be flying. They should be making amazing progress with such small class sizes but they are not. They are doing anything but.
My frustration level is beyond compare. When we had all the trauma of the maths classes at her school falling apart due to an incompetent teacher, I spent what felt like much of my life in email and telephone correspondence with the school. We got J a private tutor for maths. The school brought in additional maths classes after school and J began to get back that lost time. Sadly, standards have slipped again and it seems no-one but us parents and the children care. I'm sad, lost and confused for my daughter. Her school have failed her miserably and there seems to be nothing we can do about it. Surely someone needs to be taken to task for this?
Her future is important and yet no-one seems to care. She may have irrevocably damaged her chances of getting into a decent university and no-one at the school or at the local authority seems to care. These are the days I wish I were rich and could get her into a private school or get her private tutors for these subjects. Sadly I'm not. I just hope she can achieve her dreams in spite of the lack of support at her school as heaven knows, as parents we are trying out best to help her get there.