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to say something to the HT about pe kit going missing?

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StripedOss Wed 26-Nov-14 22:18:58

I have been nagging my 5yo for the last few weeks because bits of her PE kit go missing, she's not the best at remembering to put it away after she took it off.. and i know kit goes missing all the time, so EVERYTHING is labelled, religiously.

I dont buy expensive labelled kit, its the bog standard, supermarket bought, t-shirt, trakkie bottoms, shorts..etc and a pair of trainers that are fairly cheap and bought just for PE, so look brand new as they only get worn for an hour twice a week!

However... three weeks ago her trainers disappeared completely. Normally if she misplaces stuff, it makes its way back to us (labelled) but the trainers have GONE, not in lost prop, not in the school.. gone.

Of course i assumed, dd not put them away, gone walkies.. oh well. But now i strongly suspect they've been stolen.

Twice in the last two weeks i've found dd's pe bag not on her peg, its been inside out, with the contents turfed out on the lunch bag trolley by her class. I mentioned it to the teacher today as i know DD's kit was all clean, tidy and in the bag on monday, dd didn't touch it yesterday, yet this morning its all over everywhere.. even the teacher agreed with me that someone had clearly been messing about with DD's kit, and said she'd mention it to the class.

I'm ticked off about the trainers, the school ask us to leave the kit in school from monday through friday as they can do PE on any random day of the week, and i really, really can't afford to keep replacing her stuff.

Would i be unreasonable to let the HT know about whats been going on, because if people ARE stealing kit, then their policy of expecting us to leave it in school really doesn't work.

i've already decided that i will be bringing dds kit home every day for the time being.

Maidupmum Wed 26-Nov-14 22:36:31

Bringing it home everyday won't have any impact though- it's not being pilfered while the school's closedwink
Seriously though, ask if it can be kept in the classroom instead of the cloakroom or ask for PE days to be specified like normal schools do!
Is it all named?

StripedOss Wed 26-Nov-14 23:18:41

all named, my older son has some SN and misplaces his stuff ALL the time, so i'm practised at hunting kit in the school!

Dancingqueen17 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:19:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BackforGood Wed 26-Nov-14 23:27:00

What dancingqueen said. HT would just refer back to the class teacher to deal with it anyway.

Rowgtfc72 Thu 27-Nov-14 11:12:06

We had this last week. Dd missed pe because she had no kit, but she did have it an hour previously when I dropped it off. Found it two days later on the cloakroom floor muddy and used.
Explained to the class teacher if dd is made to miss pe because someone had stolen her kit I would be back for a word with the head teacher.
We now only take kit in on pe days. Could you not take it in everyday? Know its a pain but it might help.

SaucyJack Thu 27-Nov-14 11:21:35

No, they should be taking stuff like theft seriously.

DD2 had issues with someone going through her PE bag and "borrowing" her stuff..... sadly the culprit was DD1.

Gileswithachainsaw Thu 27-Nov-14 11:21:49

I'd speak to the class teacher.

I think. Your right someone's taking it.

how cab something used twice a week in the same place (ie it's not dragged across the whole school hanging open spilling stuff) go missing.

The mere act of picking it up closes draw string pe bags.

plus book bags go in the class room. pe bags are unattended.

iamdivergent Thu 27-Nov-14 12:51:30

YANBU but I'd be surprised if anything happened. We've been through this for the last 6 years and it's still a nightmare.

I've now costumed our cheapo gym kit - plain white shirt and short has dds name drawn on it with fabric pens - she had great fun doing it. funnily enough it always names it's way back wink grin

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