My ""rising 5"" started school this Jan, he made it to the first full day when the heavens opened and it POURED with rain, becoming a cold, damp, drizzly day. he shivered waiting in the driving rain to enter school (as did they all). by playtime he complained he felt unwell & didn't want to go out, out he went. he became irritable and argumentative and tearful. he was later sent to welfare, sitting in the warm and dry soon felt better so out he went at lunch. by the time I collected him he had a temp. so high he ws shaking uncontrolably. He has not been in school since as night after night we struggled to contend with asthma attacks leaving him unable to speak, panic stricken 10 puffs, 20, 30. Limp and vulnerable.He is tiny. Two weeks on the jeans that fitted fall down again .I spoke to our new and anti social head teacher(Ours had been a lovely school, pastoral care so fantastic we all wanted to go! excellent results to match, not anymore).I explained my concern not that I think he will fail his GCSE's for time off at 4 but that it would be hard for him to have just started and to be out for so long, friendships forming etc etc, that until his asthma can be stabilised cold and damp were best avoided this is the only way to keep him well. ""well enough for school, well enough to play out"" asthma she informed me is a mild condition "" just keep giving him lots and lots more of his puffer that's what we'll do"". He remains at home. I have heard no more from school even though I am there each day for my elder son, the welfare lady despairs as do the teaching staff. No enquiry has been made from school.I tried educational welfare, school does not have to accommodate him, teachers only have to cover kids during lessons. Coming from a family of teachers I know none who operate this way, I know this is from the head not the staff. She cares not that he is missing school as he does not at present figure on her attendance stats. To add to this it took till last yr to get treatment via the G.P who invented an asthma clinic in order to not refer him to the clinic run by an asthma nurse. I take him they say ""he has a virus"" this I know it's his trigger and he always gets snotty so to speak if he is out I cold and wet.We feel exhausted, alone and so sad that he is marginalised by this. He is tiny and now unwilling and anxious about school. He must feel quite detached from it all.
Has anyone had similar problems