My daughter's school gave out prizes last week for children who had achieved 100% attendance last term. Needless to say she hadn't achieved it and I had a sobbing child to deal with on the way home from school. I have spoken to the Head a number of times and been told that the 100%attendance is not aimed at children like my daughter and, as an adult, I can take that on board but at 7 my daughter could only see that her asthma, which she already feels in unfair and stops her doing things, had now stopped her winning a prize. I'm wondering whether anyone out there has a really supportive school that has a good way of handling this issue without making children with chronic health issues more aware that they are somehow different. I'm in the process of writing to the school and would be really grateful for any ideas that I can take to them that might help.
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