My ds7 had his recorder lesson then lunch during the lunch hour yesterday, but for some reason rather than go straight to class for registration after lunch he went to the loo and stayed their for ages. My friend works in the school and she has told me about this. It seems that ds was "missing" for at least 15 mins as by the time he caught up with the rest of the class they were in the hall doing something music type stuff, hence he had come out of the loo, gone back to the class then made his ownn way down. the teacher was cross with him as she had marked him absent and had to go to the office to get the register to amend it. I know he shouldnt have spent so long in the loo, but at the end of the day Im pretty cross that the school accepted so easily that he wasnt there. If there had been a fire or antyhing the school wouldnt have been looking for him. As I say I only know this because my friend who works in the school told me. I dont want to get her in trouble but also I want to go in and have a rant about it. What should I do.
Yes, thats more the issue with me...they should have checked whether he was in school or not in the absence of a letter in the register and with him being in school in the morning. He does often spend a long time in the loo, I suspect he needed a bit of a break as yesterday he didnt get any outside play at lunchtime what with recorders. He wasnt worried at all, but another child may have got panicky or not even come down to the hall. Its just worrying what could have happened or what he could have got up to. nothing like this has ever happened before, he never wanders off. Shall have to keep an eye onn things and remind him to go straight into class.
If your son's form teacher knew that he was there for morning registration, but not the afternoon registration she should have asked the class if he had been taken ill, gone home etc and if not known by his peers she should have informed the school office immediately. Unfortunately its not a quick process and should the unthinkable happen, ie a fire etc you have a right to be concerned about this. However, most schools run a system where students can sign in at the office if they have missed registration for whatever reason. This allows the admin' staff to amend the registers accordingly, and quickly too. Rather than being cross with him the teacher should make sure that all students are aware of this.