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To be fuming over DD missing out attendance prize

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PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 18-Dec-15 20:37:42

DD has had 1.5 hours time off after she was physically sick in school despite telling them do not give her eggs as she has a food tolerance to egg. She is fine with things containing eggs but when having whole egg her stomach can't cope with it making her vomit I. Which the school did for a food tasting lesson.

So because of there mistake DD didn't have 100% attendance, hence missing out the prize.

mummymummums Fri 18-Dec-15 20:40:54

I would def take this up with school - v unfair !!!

goodnightdarthvader1 Fri 18-Dec-15 20:44:22

I don't understand this obsession with attendance prizes and treats. Why don't you buy her a treat if it's so important?

However, I would definitely be taking up the issue of them feeding her something she is essentially allergic to. What if she had an anaphylactic reaction?

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 18-Dec-15 20:47:13

I will do but can't do anything to January 5th.

DD is only 6 and she is such a good girl. Listens and does what is asked in school to the point she is a prefect.

I did take her out for ice cream and and a little treat for being so good in school which made her feel better, but she was very upset coming out of school.

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 18-Dec-15 20:49:48

It's a food intolerance, it will make her unwell but it's different from an allergy as it will never be life threatening.

The school has been very careful since. It was just a mistake

MontyYouTerribleCunt Fri 18-Dec-15 20:50:32

Would definitely be a lot more concerned about the school feeding DD something she is allergic to than the prize. They can be rubbish. A friend's DD was fed milk at nursery recently (she's intolerant) and she was poorly for a week. Muppets!

Orda1 Fri 18-Dec-15 20:51:41

So. I missed 1 day in 5 years at secondary school and I didn't get a prize,crying

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 18-Dec-15 20:52:20

It was fortunate for DD it was on a Thursday in which Friday was teachers training so was recovered by the Monday.

abbsismyhero Fri 18-Dec-15 20:53:36

mine misses out all the time they get photos put up on the wall ds is not on them they get postcards sent home ds does not get one yet his attendance is 100% they tried to tell me once he had time off as he wasn't on the register as being there one day i asked them where he had been because i drop my six year old ds off every day at their school then they said it was a failure to record him properly he still has had no postcard or photo on the wall

meh ive got him used to it by now

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 18-Dec-15 20:55:05

I hate attendance award with a passion.

Ds who is older has a lot of hospital appointments. It means he needs at least 1 afternoon a month off so it never going to be a time he will get an award.

However this seems cruel

OurBlanche Fri 18-Dec-15 20:55:27

A Prefect... at 6 ? OMG!

I am so glad school days are way behind us. It all seems so damned competitive these days!

Missdread Fri 18-Dec-15 20:55:39

Oh for goodness sake!!! This must be a wind up?!

LyndaNotLinda Fri 18-Dec-15 21:00:25

A prize? Why would you get a prize? Don't they just get a piece of paper saying 'congratulations' on it? confused

MrsBobDylan Fri 18-Dec-15 21:01:12

I fucking loathe school attendance shitey rules. No child should get a prize for being in perfect health all term as the reverse (penalising a child unfortunate enough to have been unwell) is just unpleasant IMO.

My DS has been graded a B this term for attendance. He has type 1 diabetes which means a couple of hospital appointments each term and if he does get a sickness bug our focus is on controlling his blood sugars well enough to keep him out of hospital, not on getting him back to school so he can get an A* for attendance.

So I'd say don't give it another thought, although I understand why you feel angry.

margaritasbythesea Fri 18-Dec-15 21:02:00

Attendance award ? I am thankful I live in a place that this sort of thing has not reached. Whether a child gets sick or not is utterly beyond their control. I can't imagine judging them for it either way. Ghastly. Is this sort of thing normal?

However OP I would be complaining about that.

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 18-Dec-15 21:02:08

Lay off the op. For a little kid, this is a big deal and as a parent it's horrible to see your child upset. I'm looking forward to the day my child is old enough to see that things like star of the week or attendance awards are bollocks.

TheFairyCaravan Fri 18-Dec-15 21:03:29

Attendance awards are against the Equality Act. You should be fuming about them in general not just because your DD missed out. They are discriminatory and cruel to all children with chronic illness, SN and disabilities.

catfordbetty Fri 18-Dec-15 21:03:50

So many parents outraged ... fuming ... furious ... going ballistic ... incensed ... so many complaints to Ofsted ... to the LEA ... so many damaged children ...

Surely this is the end of times.

BoGrainger Fri 18-Dec-15 21:06:46

I can't see how she missed registration in the morning or afternoon if she was only absent for 1.5 hours? Do you have a really short afternoon session maybe?

PiperIsTerrysChoclateOrange Fri 18-Dec-15 21:08:11

I don't give a shiny shit about a cheap pencil or sparkling rubber.

What I care about is my child being upset over a something that was out of her control.

The fact that ATM I am skint and had to go to saving account ( which we never touch as its saving to put a deposit on a house) to cheer DD up. Is another thing I'm angry about

SnobblyBobbly Fri 18-Dec-15 21:13:56

Isn't sometimes having to deal with feelings like disappointment just part of life?

Deciding to buy something to make up for it was down to you really. I'm sure with Christmas round the corner she'd have been easily distracted and gotten over it.

roaringfire Fri 18-Dec-15 21:14:01

I don't get attendance prizes. Am guessing kids who get them are the ones who spread the germs and make everybody else sick. Other children stay off sick to get better and contain the germs. Or the ones getting the prizes are amazingly healthy and lucky, and get a prize for being so, and the ones who are sick and bloody unlucky and get a letter sent home. confused

StompyFreckles Fri 18-Dec-15 21:15:48

My dd (rec) has just asked me why she didn't get a certificate (as she wasn't off sick at all this term). The only reason I can think, is when I collected her and her brother early (2.20pm) to go to his music exam in the city centre. I am quite annoyed about it - AIBU???!

Italiangreyhound Fri 18-Dec-15 21:22:50

Please take this up with the school, they are idiots!

Supermanspants Fri 18-Dec-15 21:23:21

Deep joy..... another attendance thread.
Does it REALLY matter?

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