I am not a trained special needs teacher, but I have two tutees, brothers aged 8 and 9, for mathematics and I am finding they are bordering (I think) SEN. Their primary school administers end-of-term tests, and they are consistently bottom of their classes. As far as I know they are not receiving any extra help at school. My dilemma is whether or not to bring my thoughts to the attention of their mother and father, and then whether or not they should approach their school? Or do I just accept what I have got, do my best with them in the one hour per week when I see them, and leave it at that? There are provisions for special needs in Barbados (there is one F/T special school), and there has been criticism in the press over the years that children who really need extra help beyond the normal classroom activities have not been getting it, resulting in near non-readers, for instance, leaving school at 16 years old. It has been stated many times that these children must be identified in their early years of schooling.