Sorry in advance if this turns out to be wingey but I am very fed up!! I have just applied to my daughters school to get 8 days off school - the last 8 days of the school term in July. (this is the only time my parents villa is available to us and as it is FREE our only option for a holiday!!!) Sophie has not been too well this winter but thankfully no hospital visits. I have had one daughters holiday authorised (100% attendance) but as Sophies is only 79% they won't authorise it and have told me educational welfare may need to be involved as her attendance is too low. I have spoken to the head and asked what else they expect me to do??? I have asked them if they want to take responsibility for 2 hourly checks on her oxygen levels but funnily enough they declined!! The best comment was ..... we must work together to resolve the problem.... well if they have a cure for asthma I'm sure everyone would love to know!!! Perhaps this school has handled it badly and I know they have to work within government guidelines but does anyone know if children with chronic illnesses can be exempted from their attendance stats?? We can prove her attacks/doctors/consultants visits and meds but to be honest I am cross that I have to. (plus it is Â£40 from my docs!)
Sorry again for moaning... thanks for listening!!