he is off ill and doctor has advised he will be all week due to what's wrong with him. when I phoned today they seemed to be hanging on the phone whilst I needed to rush off to ds who was crying again. I wonder if I should of asked for work but never considered it as he's pretty upset and sore, he is five and in year one.
I always feel sorry for kids whose parents phone school for work when they are ill. surely if you are too ill to be at school you should be resting? the work is often done to a poor standard anyway, and is a pain to organise to send home.
if you wanted to educate your child while he / she was off - they could more easily manage an hour in the library, or a short visit to a local museum (if not too ill)