Progress Through School
Children progress through school according to their readiness and ability and it is unwise to compare one child’s progress with that of another. Not only do children begin school at different times but they also progress individually at different rates. Emotional barriers can be set up against learning if comparative or unrealistic demands are made of children before they are ready. Every child has differing educational needs and learning rates. Teachers and parents need to communicate about progress and any concerns, but also celebrate success at every opportunity.