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lisad123isgoingcrazy Tue 23-Nov-10 22:12:41

Its not all an SN problem but didnt want to put in main board as feeling a little tender right now and dont think i can take the stick blush

DD1 is now in year3 and christmas is fast approaching. Now we dont celebrate christmas for religious reasons. I dont mind her learning about other religions at all but not joining in celebrations.

Now they have started practicing christmas show this week which will result with DD1 sitting in the ICT room alone with her Autistim teacher doing stuff (doesnt sound like much work is going on, just drawing ect) EVERY afternoon.

Now she's really struggling with it all and is getting in a right state thinking school will forget shes not meant to be in practicies but also because she's bored

Does anyone know if I would legally be allowed to take her out to do stuff with her at these times? Im thinking science muesum, library, swimming, art stuff and other educational stuff.

We always take her out for final week of school to Center parks so plently of fun there

sarahfreck Tue 23-Nov-10 23:07:57

If the Headteacher agrees, you can take her out of school. See what the head says!

c0rns1lk Tue 23-Nov-10 23:09:04

yes ask the Head

starfishmummy Wed 24-Nov-10 11:05:40

What the school are doing doesn't seem to be very well thought out. If the head won't agree to you taking her out then maybe you could discuss with them what they will do instead - it doesn't seem like they have given it any thought at all. Would she benefit from extra help in any areas (eg reading) or can the teacher access some useful work on the computer?

wendihouse22 Wed 24-Nov-10 11:38:36

They need to modify her school timetable at this time. Speak to the head.

My son is off school tomorrow because his one to one ladies (job share) are off work at the same time (which cannot be helped, I know) and he will not cope with the special activity day that is planned for the class.

We will have a day at home. He is ten.

Because school could not safely accomodate his needs on this day, I told them what I would be doing instead.

Al1son Wed 24-Nov-10 12:16:35

She doesn't have to be absent. They can record her as being educated elsewhere if you discuss with them what she'll be doing.

Spinkle Wed 24-Nov-10 14:17:42

I take DS out of school for half days here and there toward the of term in any case - he finds this lack of structure hard. Too much lack of routine causes him anxiety.

I just do it. I don't ask. If they do ask I just say docs appointment. I don't give a toss what they write in the register.

Eventually the EWO will pick up on it, I'm sure. I've been involved in cases of truancy etc at school and believe me, it takes much much more absence then we have to start proceedings re EWO.

Speak to the head if you're on good terms maybe and then have some fun at home grin

chocolatespread Wed 24-Nov-10 14:51:11

Our school are great - they let me take DS1 and DS2 home for portions of the day after they've picked up their 'mark' for being present at school. We go off and go to 'The Deep' or a museum or something.

chocolatespread Wed 24-Nov-10 14:52:46

Ooh, just read your post again - which Centre Parcs? We're going to Whinfell Dec 13 - 17.

lisad123isgoingcrazy Wed 24-Nov-10 15:43:22

we are at Evelden the same week grin there is a huge group of us that go, who dont celebrate, makes it easier on school and kids. They dont learn a thing that last week either wink

I have called the deputy head, who is great and left a message to call me back.

chocolatespread Wed 24-Nov-10 16:57:14

Downer, Lisad - would have been great to see you. smile

lisad123isasnuttyasaboxoffrogs Thu 02-Dec-10 12:15:18

school have agreed for her to be out for 2 full days and one lunch grin
been intresting though, they have been doing alot of work 1-1 with her about social skills which is great, but knowing she is good at math and likes it been trying different things with her. Shes only year 3 but doing year 6 maths work!!

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