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unicornrainbowalltheway Tue 15-Sep-20 12:53:18

A child in daughter's class spat at my daughter while at school and now she has started to cough and has to self isolate for 2 weeks.

School has spoken to the child and has been dealt with but I'm furious as now all of us in the household will need to isolate for two weeks and both of us are working.

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TW2013 Tue 15-Sep-20 12:56:36

Have you tried to get a test. We just refreshed and refreshed the page, took a couple of hours but now tested, negative and all back to school. She only has to continue to isolate if she tests positive. Not surprised you are cross.

LST Tue 15-Sep-20 13:00:36

@TW2013 when did you get a test? It is impossible at the minute. I have been trying non stop for 48 hours.

WeirdlyOdd Tue 15-Sep-20 13:07:56

Ask the school what their policy is on children who can't maintain safe behaviour during covid. Ours has some children who cannot help biting, spitting etc, and they've been told they won't be able to remain at school. Any exclusion won't go onto their permanent record however. A bit worrying though that the kids who probably need the structure of school the most will be excluded, but not sure how to keep other, health vulnerable, children safe.

RepeatSwan Tue 15-Sep-20 13:09:32

Given the school incident you could ask school for one of their (limited) school tests?

ivfbeenbusy Tue 15-Sep-20 13:12:59

Spitting in an adult situation is classed as assault - I'd want the disgusting little turd removed from school. That sort of behaviour can only be learned from the parents

ChronicCovid Tue 15-Sep-20 13:13:01

I'd be furious at that in non covid times! Gross!

As she's showing symptoms she can have a test. Keep refreshing the page, they tend to come up eventually. Simultaneously call the number too. Put it on loudspeaker and get on with your day while you're on hold. Will be much better if you can get test rather than isolate for 2 weeks.

anotherhumanfemale Tue 15-Sep-20 13:27:43

I'd also ask the school what they're going to do to protect your daughter from this child again. I don't know your situation but this could cause a family severe financial hardship. There needs to be serious discussion with the kid and their parents.

TW2013 Tue 15-Sep-20 14:10:56

@LST Sunday afternoon. Just constantly switched between drive through and walk in.

Witchend Tue 15-Sep-20 15:53:51

You haven't said if the other child is coughing/has a positive test. If they're not, the chances are that the spitting has nothing to do with it.

Also, I found that when my children were that age they (and the school) referred to what we used to call "blowing raspberries" as "spitting", so it may not be quite what you think. Yes, they still shouldn't, especially at the moment, but the school has dealt with it.

unicornrainbowalltheway Tue 15-Sep-20 16:07:44

WeirdlyOdd

Ask the school what their policy is on children who can't maintain safe behaviour during covid. Ours has some children who cannot help biting, spitting etc, and they've been told they won't be able to remain at school. Any exclusion won't go onto their permanent record however. A bit worrying though that the kids who probably need the structure of school the most will be excluded, but not sure how to keep other, health vulnerable, children safe.


Yes I think I should ask them for their policy. This individual hasn't been coughing, but many people have no symptoms and still carry the virus.

Even before school started they sent us a presentation of the new rules including how to keep everyone safe. Teachers including the head have been stressing there should be minimal contact, especially in KS2 as they are more aware of it.

This individual has no SEN but is known to have been involved in multiple behavioural issues in the past.

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HauntedPencil Tue 15-Sep-20 20:01:34

ivfbeenbusy

Spitting in an adult situation is classed as assault - I'd want the disgusting little turd removed from school. That sort of behaviour can only be learned from the parents


Yes. For ADULTS. This is a reception aged kid.

HauntedPencil Tue 15-Sep-20 20:04:12

Spitting is obviously bad behaviour and should hope that the child has been dealt with appropriately. Children of FOUR often do undesirable things. I can't see why this us connected to coughing?

Children will catch coughs etc at school spitting or no spitting.

unicornrainbowalltheway Tue 15-Sep-20 20:34:37

The child is 8/9 years old (Year 4). Not 4 years old.

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emilybrontescorsett Tue 15-Sep-20 20:38:22

Bloody hell op I'd be furious. If be asking the school how they planned to keep your child safe in future.

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