Uncharacteristically nervous about asking for a day off for ds....

(10 Posts)
TalkinPeace2 Thu 22-Nov-12 10:28:25

Seeker
his true mates will go "wow, do you want to play minecraft now" and the hangers on will not ask .....

chopstheduck
when DH worked in Germany for a week, we went too and DD did a presentation to class about all the things we saw, on our return.
It became a topic for the whole group and the teacher got to relax a bit!

Chopstheduck Thu 22-Nov-12 07:48:42

Just ask for a holiday form and then on the reason, put 'special educational opportunity'. I had to get a day off for ds1 this week for a sports coaching day with Judy murray and Sir Chris Hoy, and the school granted it on that basis. He has to do a report on it for school, but they were absolutely fine wiht it.

SoupDragon Thu 22-Nov-12 07:41:51

I thought the way these things usually go is that you ask, they say no, you take the day off anyway and deal with any consequences.

seeker Thu 22-Nov-12 06:43:54

Thank you.

Yes, of course the staff will have, cricketballs-I was just thinking about what he would say to his mates.

mummytime Belgium Thu 22-Nov-12 06:34:58

I'd ask, my DD has had a few absences for rehearsals related to her singing, and this is from a strictly "no authorised absence" school.

cricketballs Wed 21-Nov-12 23:48:02

sneeker - -he might be the only child to have head of Sophocles but that doesn't mean the staff haven't heard of it hmm

seeker Wed 21-Nov-12 23:03:17

Yep, I know, talkin. Can't understand why I'm so twitchy about it. Probably because ds is likely to be the only child in his school has heard of Sophocles. I'm being pathetic. Will send in suitably grovelling letter tomorrow. Thank you!

SandStorm Wed 21-Nov-12 23:02:18

I'd be surprised if the school didn't authorise it - surely it's educational?

TalkinPeace2 Wed 21-Nov-12 22:57:22

Openly ask for permission.
The school will find out.
DDs school never fussed at giving her time off for dance exams etc as it counts as enrichment

seeker Wed 21-Nov-12 22:41:45

Dd is in a 6th form production of Antigone, and year 7 ds is one of the child chorus. They are at different schools. So far rehearsals have been after school or at weekends, but I have just discovered that next Tuesday is an all day tech and dress rehearsal. All the other children are year 7s at dd's school- so it's not a problem for them. I am tempted to call in sick for ds, but I really, really don't agree with doing that. But what if I ask and they say no. Eeeeek. What shall I do?

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