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Will the school nurse be awkward if I don't consent to the health screening?

(15 Posts)
Catsdontcare Mon 08-Oct-12 12:37:25

All reception children are to have a health screening. I don't want ds to have it as a) he's already had all aspects checked recently whilst we were getting diagnosis and b) I can't guarantee he will cooperate and as he is settling nicely into his first term at school I don't want to put him in a position that may upset him.

Will they be pissy about it though?

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 08-Oct-12 12:47:55

I guess it depends how you ask. Shouldn't be any skin off their nose.

DS missed his and I think I'm going to keep dd away from hers, weight anyway as she is just 4 and talking about being too fat shock from eating too much. She is under ENT for her ENT things which only leaves eyes anyway and we'll probably do that separately.

Strongecoffeeismydrug Mon 08-Oct-12 12:51:50

DS didn't have it done, he wouldn't have co operated and I just told the nurse that.she did phone me at a later date to say totally agreed with my Desitions smile

Catsdontcare Mon 08-Oct-12 13:03:05

I've just filled in the form to say no and given an explanation to why on the back. He's been seen by an audiologist and had a vision check when we were seen by the CDC and his height and weight were last done at our last paediatrician appointment. He saw the dentist in August so it would really just be a box ticking excercise to do it all again.

zzzzz Mon 08-Oct-12 13:31:27

I refused. They phoned to badger me persuade me 3 times. But since boys had had check ups I just said "no thanks". They were astounded.....I was very polite and patient. You would have all been most proud.

zen1 Mon 08-Oct-12 13:40:38

I ticked "no" to DS2 having it done. Didn't give a reason, just think it's nothing to do with the school. Didn't get any come back from it.

Chundle Mon 08-Oct-12 14:05:14

I ticked yes for dd1 they did it then sent me a letter telling me she was overweight and a leaflet on healthy eating and how bad for children being.overweight is. She's now 8.5 skinny as a rake with a 6 pack to die for. Dd2 will NOT be having it!!!! School nurses should've gone out with the nit nurse

ArthurPewty Mon 08-Oct-12 16:29:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

creamteas Mon 08-Oct-12 18:36:02

The height/weight assessment was introduced so the government could monitor the population -not to benefit the child.

So unless you want to know, then say no.

wigglybeezer Mon 08-Oct-12 18:42:43

i said no, as i was well aware that DS3 had dodgy teeth (that were being monitored) and is also a little "stocky", DS3 is a sensitive soul who would take any lectures to heart and i knew it would cause problems ( he isn't on the spectrum like his older brother but 'broader autism phenotype' and all that). I had one phone call but quite enjoyed insisting on no, it felt good to stand up to the school's bossy tendencies.

auntevil Mon 08-Oct-12 19:37:52

I've always said yes, but it's more from the fact that it adds to statistical information about children of their age.
But I also said yes because I know that the school nurse is so completely useless and incompetent that apart from adding to statistical information, she would not proffer her 'advice' at all.

AgnesDiPesto Mon 08-Oct-12 19:51:00

I said no and just said he was under the care of X paediatrician who had already done assessments

GhostofMammaTJ Mon 08-Oct-12 20:19:47

My DS has a condition called ptosis (toe-sis) which is damage to the nerve and muscle in the eye lid. His lid covers the pupil, so his eye sight in the eye deteriorates. He wears a patch on the 'good' eye to make the vision in the bad eye improve. He has eye tests at least every three months.

I forgot to opt out of the test at school. I got a note home telling me they had spotted problems with the sight in his right eye. No shit Sherlock!!

cansu Mon 08-Oct-12 20:27:51

It will be fine as long as you explain. I simply wrote a short note saying her health was monitored by the pead due to her disability and thought it would be difficult ans possibly disruptive to attempt the checks in school.

Catsdontcare Mon 08-Oct-12 22:07:33

Thank for all the replies feel happy to say no thanks now!

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