It's Ds(nearly 5) birthday soon and we're having a party in about 3 weeks. He's poss ASD and has S&L delay. So getting names of friends at school is a bit random and often actually characters from something special. So I asked the SENCO if they could tell me the names of 10 friends at school. If they could't do that, could I give them 10 blank invites to write the names on and give out. Then it'd be up to the parents if they wanted to get in touch. The school have said no - that's shit isn't it? What can I do? Or tell me I'm being unreasonable??
IME The school secretary or the class teacher can give you a class list of all the kids in reception and then you can talk to your DS about who to invite. They should give you a list anyway for Christmas cards.
Agree it is crap of them not to do it but another suggestion is to look at the pegs where they hang their coats to see if they have names on. I did this to check if the 'friends' DD talked about were real children or the imaginary kind.
DS sounds like your DS in that mr tumble would get an invite All the schools he's attended have given me a class list without me having to ask,so that he can send invites Christmas cards ect So yes your DS school do sound unreasonable
Is this a MS school? I wonder if they have any looked after children or ones adopted with legal orders out limiting contact with family etc? Otherwise it seems extreme and very 'jobsworth.' My DS's fairly formal school gave out a class list during settling in sessions before they actually started school!
Volunteer to be class rep. Give the teacher a welcome letter for her to hand out to all parents requesting their email addresses and name of child and their dob. Put in the letter it is for the purpose of meeting up for the odd coffee, enabling parents to see who has birthdays together so they can either link up or avoid competing for the same weekends etc.