We spent all of infant school concerned as parents about his reading and writing and behaviour.

We were constantly told he was just a boy and would grow out of it and his reading and writing would catch up if he managed to pay attention. In junior school his teacher recognised his behaviour was an expression of lack of confidence.

We’re now unpicking confirmed dyslexia and suspected ADHD and autism.

The infant school teachers, that were confident he was fine and would grow out of it, don’t see the children that don’t grow out of it and the damage to confidence that occurs because it’s not their lack of effort or maturity.