new year, new mission statement!

i think i have one, but now it is not ‘mine’ to have as it were, but a v definate shared venture, as the mission statement only works if we all are behind it. so we will be having a long discussion with SB to see whether she thinks it is ok, what she would change and prioritise etc. This isn’t a radical departure, all prev mission statements have been v influenced by her interests and desires. But i am v well aware that at the end of this one [mine last for 2 years - phew!] she will need to be in a place to make real choices about what she wants to do and where she wants to do it.

So my new years he resolution is to come to a consensus about the broad strokes of the next 2 years. For us all to agree that we can do this, HE into secondary years. I know we can if we want to and try to, but we do need to put some effort in!

When we have it, I will pop it up as the mission statement!!

12 responses to “new year, new mission statement!

  1. grin, I’d forgotten you were originally only going to do primary years…. Funny how the thought of secondary school makes for a feeling of needing to go up a gear, I’m heading that way too although Aprilia is somewhat resistant to the idea of applying herself at the moment!!

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  2. Go for it! Both of mine are now in those years and I think it’s all do-able if you’re happy to go on. It isn’t quite what I thought it would be (the getting of IGCSEs and so on) but I reckon it still knocks spots off school for my kids.

  3. i still have moments where i wish id flung in an application for the girls school. scary stuff this secondary age for me :-(

  4. i am surprised that i’m not wobbling! but currently have plan :) and think it should be ok. [fingers croosed] sb happy with plan too :)

  5. We have no plan. We are doomed!

  6. lol! i refuse to believe that you are doomed, as i am always in awe of your HE provision!!! my plan is more of the same this year btw ;) then next year to start with some gcse thinking with geog, biol, music to see how the language of the courses and getting into the thinking structure [she partic would like to choose music, i predict perhaps a prob with sitting it somewhere], and if the price isn’t to astronomical, and we can organise it, consider a first foray practice practice at 14 to see what it is all about, and between then and now, grad turn other things she is interested in doing more of to igcse coursework and spread these out in 15 summer, 15 nov and 16 summer and get hopefully a minimum of 7 . if other more exciting things came along, or things like open university floated a boat – perhaps partic for language etc to readjust. the first foray practice at 14 isn’t a given, just something to consider, as it may either reassure us we can do this, or if it doesn’t. we would have time to make it someone elses responsibility ;)
    look – a whole mission statement in a blog comment!! we can chat irl at weekend tho :)

  7. Sounds like you’ve got it all sorted! P did first IGCSE at 13 (year 8) and was a bit too young (English lang which covered analysis of a text) but managed to get a comfortable C. Then she did geography at end of year 9 – did much better with a good A. This year she’s taking biology and then three more over the final year – maths, chemistry and history. We’ve decided not to even think of L taking any until he’s fourteen at end of year nine. But we’ll play it all by ear depending on if he’s decided on a path beyond sixteen. I’d happily avoid the whole blooming business if he has a path in mind that doesn’t need them. The specifications are often a bit boring and the practising of exam skills is tedious too. Ho hum.

    • lol! i wish to the all sorted, but I have a start of the pathway of the plan, and like perhaps yours, these are things that are going to be useful. and the start of the pathway of the plan is a good plan i think, as allows consideration along the way as to whether other paths look better, but gives a heading to start off! thinking geog and biol as ones that are mostly fact and seeing what the question is asking, rather than in depth personal thought and critique! she partic wants the music, as i might have stuck with partical and theory exams through assoc board as easier to arrange. but i think those 3 will keep us busy :) and the other things we do will be as we do them now, rather than ‘in exam mode’ . so hoping that the exam skills tedium is leavened!
      thankyou for reading and commenting. it is overwhelmingly helpful to have comments and see what people treading the path ahead of us are doing!

  8. ” it is overwhelmingly helpful to have comments and see what people treading the path ahead of us are doing!”

    Especially as fewer and fewer people are ahead of us treading the path as our children get older! So many end up at school, I think it is far lonelier and more isolating HEing at secondary level than at primary.

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