I apologise now as this post is a rant, but I am so mad and generally when I sit and type about it I feel better so that's what I'm going to do!
Over the weekend a letter came through the door from our local "council" I opened it and was shocked to see it was about my son, Joseph and his attendance at school.
Apparently, his school are growing concerned with his 89.8% attendance and they are sure I will work with them to correct this!!
My son goes to school when he is well, I as a mother will decide when MY son is ill enough to miss school, he doesn't cope well with temperatures and they often rise to 40/41 when he does fall ill with chest and ear infections, and I certainly will not send him to school when he is suffering like that.
let's face it this isn't about my son and them giving a shit about his education, it's about their fucking OFSTED report!!
The letter reminds me that it is not reasonable for my child to be off with things like colds, SLIGHT headaches and coughs and bellyaches.
YES THANKYOU, I AM WELL AWARE OF THIS AND THAT IS WHY LAST WEEK HE WAS OFF WITH THE FLU!!
After been in the hospital and the doc telling me to give him 7-10 days rest, he seemed a lot better and I sent him back after 3 days.
The other instances of his absence were in September and October when he was suffering from a bad ear infection and a chest infection BOTH times he had one day off to visit the doctor, then was back in school the next day WITH his antibiotics!!
They then go on to tell me if his attendance doesn't get better then they could end up in us facing a fine or a PROSECUTION!!
How dare they threaten me about the way I take care of my child!! That is exactly what this is about, and if they think my attitude will be any different from sending this piece of shit letter through my door, then they are sadly mistaken!!
My son is my number one priority and his health is everything. If he's fine, he goes to school every day, cough, colds, headaches he is there!
bad infections, temperatures of 40+ then he is off and in bed!! Simple!!
I know parents that have kept their children off because of the rain, or they have taken their child out on holiday and jack shit has been said, yet an ill child has 7 days off within 5 months and I'm threatened with this bullshit!!
phew that feels a little better!!
IS THIS JUST ME OR WOULD THIS BOTHER YOU?
HAVE YOU RECEIVED ONE OF THESE LETTERS?
Thanks for reading K x