Just wondering how much information others have to provide if their kids are off school. In the past I've just put sickness or bad headache.
My daughter came home yesterday saying the school have told them their parents have to provide a lot more information, ie how many times sick or diarrhoea, the precise temperature they had, what they took for a headache, what the doctor said if contacted etc.
She's only had two days off in 15 months due to being pale, having tummy pains and a slight temperature (a time when I wouldn't expect school to have to look), but almost feel pressure to send her in now unless I can write down dramatic details.
I would refuse to provide that level of personal medical information. The school is staffed by teachers, not doctors, and they are not qualified to pass medical judgement. Anyway it doesn't matter if you vomit once or five times, you are supposed to stay off to avoid spreading your contagion. In any case parents could just fabricate any sort of information.
Thanks for your reply. I think it's our decision whether she's well enough or not and I don't expect school to be responsible for her if she's sick or they have to wait for me to collect. At the same time I almost feel they want the information to pressurize us into sending them in unless we can provide dramatic information.