Am I the only one who is concerned for the good, academic children 's self esteem at school? In my GS's school (which has an excellent Ofstead report) children get "stars" for doing better work and "stars" for improved behaviour, or not behaving badly. My grandson is a quiet, well behaved, bright little boy, and he says he has the least stars in his class. He has worked out (he is 6) that there is no point in putting his hand up as he is never asked to answer, as the "noisier" children get asked, and yet again he doesn't get acknowledged. His level of work is always high so of course he doesn't get the stars for improvement, and his behaviour is always excellent so again, no recognition for improvement. I am aware that it is modern policy to recognise and reward the more difficult children but what about my little fella? I can see he has given up and I asked him if he was sad that he didn't have many stars. He said "I expect I will one day Nana" bless him. I want to tell him to be naughty sometimes!! His Mum doesn't like to make waves at school so probably won't say anything. Has any one else had this issue? Would appreciate some advice. All I feel I can do is to tell him how great I think he is and praise him for his achievements.......
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