Dd is in year 10. As many of you will know she's always struggled with school. Cutting a long story short, she's not attended for short periods a few times in the past 12 months. Because of this it has now been decided she needs an EHCP!! Finally!! So County have agreed to assess and are in the middle of that now.
Since going back after half term she's been in 1 day, then off for 2 weeks, did a couple of days for only 2 lessons, off again for a couple of days, did a full day, off a couple of days ....
I've now received what I imagine is a standard worded letter saying her attendance is too low, school can't authorise any further time off, they've referred us to the EWO, and if we want more time off for dd she needs medical evidence to prove she can't attend!
I'm pretty outraged. Surely this is disability discrimination? Should I contact the head of school (who the letter is from) to discuss the letter or just ignore it and carry on as we're doing? We're in contact with the Senco team through all of this.
I wasn't suggesting you should educate her, Frazzled: but you could push for her to have tuition provided by the local authority to supplement the 6 hours she's getting at school. They don't have to make it up to the equivalent of school hours, but I'd have thought they could and should provide at least 10 hours a week tuition. Quote s19 Education Act 1996 at them, and don't get fobbed off by nonsense about getting the school to send work home - that isn't education.