So far this year my daughter has only had a school attendance rate of 62% due to asthma. I asked and saw the head, as I was concerned about the amount of work she misses. He has now referred my daughter to the School Doctor. She is under the care of a Consultant Paediatrician, so hopefully they will write to each other. I copied and gave him the last 2 letters from the Consultant. The head read them and asked to see me to ask whether her condition is chronic! I re-explained to him what asthma is and offered to get some information for him on asthma. He declined as he doesn't think her asthma is a problem in school!! Umm, interesting point as since she started school I have always written notes stating when additional ventolin is needed and ensured the class teacher has them. What more can I do she is not the only asthmatic child just hope and pray that nobody has a serious asthma attack at school. The only good thing is that the Ambulance station is just round the corner.
The previous head actually asked me if I was sure I was giving my daughter her medication correctly, which I do.
I am happy to work with the school and if it means she will get extra help to catch up that can only be postive. Since Wednesday night she has had a high temperature and is off school again, not due to her asthma hurray! I dread every morning incase she is unwell and I have to ring in.
Sorry for ranting but I'm not sure what else I can do.