Hi all you mums and dads out there, I could do with some advice as have kept my son off school this week as the school seem incapable of looking after him.
He is 12 and has just gone into yr 8. He had a care plan in place last year which was only sometimes adhered to. He was rarely told to do peak flows before sport and often forgot to take his inhalers until he really needed them. He has had a number of admissions this year and his resp nurse had advised he shouldn't go into school if his pf is less than 60% as they are so bad at keeping him safe. Both myself and the nurse have tried to contact the school to ensure they know what they are doing this term and that the new teachers understand his asthma but no one has followed up the calls. He went back last week and on the 2nd day needed his inhaler during a lesson and was ignored twice by the teacher when he asked to get his inhaler from the office and even when his friend told her he needed his inhaler she just looked at him and carried on with the lesson. In the end my son just got up and walked out.
I am so angry they have not briefed the new teachers or contacted either the nurse or myself to go through his care plan (which has changed since last year). I refused to let him go in today and have sent an email to the head teacher and the education welfare officer explaining he will not be in until I can have a meeting and sort this out.
Am now paniking as I don't want to get in trouble and for this to be classed as truanting. Has anyone had a similar experience or can offer any advice?
Thanks in advance from a stressed out mum!