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To want to drop and run at school?

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Cuppaand2biscuits Tue 24-Jan-17 09:43:14

My dd is 6 years old, in year one. The school got a new head teacher in September who implemented a new morning routine that I just can't get on with.
Old morning routine = Assemble in playgroup, bell gets rung, all children into lines, teacher leads into.classroom. Parents welcome to follow if children requests or they wish to speak with teacher.

New morning routine = Everyone assemble in classroom. Some mornings we have to choose a book and read with our children for 5/10 minutes other days it's 'Wakefield Up Shake Up' where we have to dance along to a bouncy routine! Then the tambourine rings and we kiss goodbye and leave.
Obviously I don't object to the interaction with my child but there's 30 pupils in the class, each with an adult and lots with a younger sibling or 2. It's too many people, it's too hot when we're dressed for the cold. It's a bloody faff!
Anyone else successfully challenged this sort of shit?

RatOnnaStick Tue 24-Jan-17 09:46:59

I imagine all the people on their way to work will already have said no, shrugged, and left their children at the door as before. And all the children coming from breakfast club, their parents won't be worried either.

Send an email saying you are not available, kiss your child at the school door and go.

Pigeonpost Tue 24-Jan-17 09:47:13

What?? My DS's old school was like your old routine, worked a treat. New school lets all the parents into the classroom and cloakroom where they mill around and get in the way or can go watch their kids do Wake & Shake in the hall. Bollocks to that. DS1 takes himself to his cloakroom/classroom, I marshall DS2 into removing his coat, see him into the classroom, kiss and run.

justgivemethepinot Tue 24-Jan-17 09:48:36

shock what a palava! What happens if you're tight for time?

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Tue 24-Jan-17 09:49:26

I second the above comment Bollocks to that

Cuppaand2biscuits Tue 24-Jan-17 09:50:11

I have been thinking of paying for breakfast club as a way to escape as that is the only way. Working parents do participate. We cannot leave until the precious tambourine has rung at 8.55.
Gives me an excuse to be late everyday. I really hoped it might die down after Christmas but it's not.

MWM Tue 24-Jan-17 09:50:33

God that sounds awful.
I'd refuse. They can't make you.

Downstairspoo Tue 24-Jan-17 09:50:33

It can't be compulsory for the parents!

x2boys Tue 24-Jan-17 09:50:57

No ds2 goes to a s/n school so transport picks him up drops him off etc ,ds1 up untill yr 4 i waited uin the play ground with him untill doors open at 8.40 say bye ,love you and walk home now hes in yr 5 i drop him at the gate say bye, love you walk home !

icanteven Tue 24-Jan-17 09:51:18

That sounds incredibly stressful. You're all bundled up, so you have to take your coat off, get sorted, do the bullshit thing they want you to do for 10 minutes, interact with other parents, get your coat back on, get sorted, leave again, hot and annoyed. Sounds like my idea of hell. And add a younger sibling into the mix? OMG.


WellErrr Tue 24-Jan-17 09:51:22

Fuck that.

Just drop them off and wave. If questioned 'I don't have time for that.'

WipsGlitter Tue 24-Jan-17 09:51:30

Jesus. That's a nightmare. What do working parents do? DS is at breakfast club from 8.10 (which he loves!!).

We used to e allowed to go in but they stopped it for child protection reasons and because there were too many special snowflake parents who just wanted a nosey in the classroom.

Toomuchginger Tue 24-Jan-17 09:51:51

How horrid! i couldnt be doing with that arsing about either. It's like they find new ways to complicate things for the sake of it sometimes!

Cuppaand2biscuits Tue 24-Jan-17 09:52:01

It makes no difference to time, school still starts at 8.55. With the old routine we couldn't leave the playground until the bell was rung and children were in lines.

WellErrr Tue 24-Jan-17 09:52:20

This can't be real. Surely no school is so batshit as to come up with it or the parents to go along with it?

WellErrr Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:00

Drop off at 8.55 then. And just leave.

Treaclex Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:15

This will be another Ofsted tick box hmm imo it's asking for trouble and an accident waiting to happen. I go into a school similar where there's multiple buggies in the hall ways, children getting knocked about and the heads response we are in an deprived area so we welcome parents in to show we are fully inclusive.

Toomuchginger Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:20

Your excuse?

"I won't be doing that, because if I do, I'll lose my shit. Byeeeeee"grin

Cuppaand2biscuits Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:26

Perhaps I could suggest it drops to once a month?

WellErrr Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:34

Not accusing you of trollery there, sorry - it's just the craziest thing I've ever heard!

crabbiearses Tue 24-Jan-17 09:53:36

fuck no, i go to school with my hood up trying to avoid everyone no way id be going in to do all that , just say it doesn't suit your family drop her off and go, absolutely ridiculous thing to do to parents .

WellErrr Tue 24-Jan-17 09:54:33

We're not allowed in either. I don't even get out of the car if it's raining grin

Toomuchginger Tue 24-Jan-17 09:54:47

How are you meant to do all that nonsense when you have kids in different classes???

WaitrosePigeon Tue 24-Jan-17 09:54:48

That is total bollocks and there's no way on gods good earth I would be doing that.

You just drop at the playground and go here!

Wondermoomin Tue 24-Jan-17 09:54:52

Oh come on they can't make you if you don't want to grin Just drop at the permitted time and go..? We go in for reading once a week but they can't force that!! You're a grown up and can say no... I doubt the teacher would be surprised.

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