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PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 18:35:50

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CuddlyTeach Thu 25-Oct-12 18:50:43

Take him with you. Our school has the child sat with the parents. We have 15 min slots so appointment for 5 out by 5.15. Take book or ds for child.

PhyllisDoris Thu 25-Oct-12 18:51:00

Our school lets you take DCs. You can leave them in the school library (supervised) while you talk to the teacher.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:00:06

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Elec Thu 25-Oct-12 19:02:23

If it's in the classroom, can you sit himat one end of the room with something to entertain himself whilst you talk to teacher at other end of room?

CuddlyTeach Thu 25-Oct-12 19:08:01

I'm sure that your not the only one who has no one to supervise their child. I'm sure that if you asked the class teacher she would say its ok to bring him. Then take a book or something that occupies your ds and I'm sure they will allow that.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:12:33

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PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:16:41

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PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:19:59

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changeforthebetter Thu 25-Oct-12 19:20:37

Hmm I suspect they simply don't want to be overrun with kids who don't need to be there. You have a perfectly good reason to take him. There have to be exceptions in these cases. [LP and teacher]

changeforthebetter Thu 25-Oct-12 19:24:08

My post crossed with yours. That is crap. Please complain to local authority if they don't offer a reasonable alternative. DDs teacher offered to see me whenever I could get in [working full time last year] Good home/school communication should be a priority.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:24:12

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difficultpickle Thu 25-Oct-12 19:28:06

Haven't you got a parent friend in the class that could watch your ds whilst you have your slot? Can't you have your parent slot at a different time, ie lunchtime?

CuddlyTeach Thu 25-Oct-12 19:35:38

I'm sure if you asked could you take ds in with you they would be more than happy to say yes no problem. You don't know until you try.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:36:16

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CuddlyTeach Thu 25-Oct-12 19:39:07

It's hard for a school to provide cover for an hr or 2 it's all money. And it's also not fair in the other children to have their education disrupted for a short time with a supply. After school ISPs are the same, teachers have home lives, children etc that they need to get home too. No one can be pleased 100% of the time. Pip you don't have to attend IEPs so simply say that you can no longer attend due to childcare issues.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:39:44

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nkf Thu 25-Oct-12 19:42:50

I think you can make an exception. They are not going to turn you away.
I think it's not really realistic to expect school to provide cover. If they do then you are lucky.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:43:28

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PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:45:09

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nkf Thu 25-Oct-12 19:48:29

Can't you take him in? I know they say no but surely they will make an exception.

CuddlyTeach Thu 25-Oct-12 19:51:11

Have you asked for a lunchtime meeting? I'm sure if you asked they would make the exception. You have to talk with the school pip. Your not the 1st person to be a single parent family and you won't be the last. They will help you if you only speak to them. Sit down and talk through matters like this. Talking finds solutions.

BadRoly Thu 25-Oct-12 19:53:44

I took all 4 of mine this afternoon to dd1's patents evening. Dc4 sat in a pushchair crying for most of it. I rang and asked if I could see the form tutor on a Friday as dh is home so one of us can stay with the children and was told no. So it's either me and 4 dc or no one at all.

PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 19:57:27

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PipinJo Thu 25-Oct-12 20:00:26

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