To be feed up with school telling me what to do and how to do it?
ivykaty44 · 24/09/2007 16:38
Had a letter home from my dd's school last week telling me that they would be sending a booklet home telling me what I should be giving my dd for her packed lunch. I do know how to make a healthy pack lunch, including three portions of fruit each day in the pack lunch.
This week they send me a letter telling me that it is tantamount to being a criminal if I so much as dare to even think about taking my dd out of school during term time - I havn't even asked (standard letter to take home)and my child may be excluded from school if I go on holiday in term time.
The letter really does seem to have this attitude of "we have the power to make you" and I really don't like it I am not a child, I can look after my dd and give her healthy food and take her on holiday during school closures. I just want them to leave me alone and get on with teaching my dd........ rant over
newlifenewname · 24/09/2007 16:41
I detest this also and is a large part of why Ihome Educated for a year. Can't now as I'm a lone parent these days but I truly abhor this nannying attitude. They do not seem to understand the concept of healthy food meaning everything in moderation and that there is no real set of 'healthy foods'. Healthy for body and mind is a concept that is alien to them.
Chocolate is good for depression for example.
worzella · 24/09/2007 16:41
Oh for goodness sakes.... if it doesn't apply to you, then ignore it!! Unfortunatley some parents need that info and how else are schools supposed to disseminate information - too many parents take kids out of school.
So yes you are being unreasonable... support your school instead of complaining.
MyEye · 24/09/2007 16:45
I do find that letters from the head etc are often a bit, um, strident in tone. I guess this is what happens if you spend all day in charge of children. (I just spent the morning in an infants class, a very happy, busy class, but it was like sitting on a volcano. You just felt the whole thing could explode at any moment )
That said, no point in taking it personally. Not all parents are as conscientious as you. That's all.
Cammelia · 24/09/2007 16:46
Schools are institutions. As such they set rules which at the end of the day are best/easiest for the institution as a whole, ie the teachers and other staff and the pupils in general.
Most rules come about not because the majority need them but to inform/educate/control the minority who don't conform.
Whether you agree with those rules or not is a different matter but these kinds of letters are standard.
mimi03 · 24/09/2007 16:50
totally disagree with schools interfering with this kind of stuff......they have so much stuff to fit into the curicculam as it is,you would think they would have enough to to with making more work for themselves...... these issues are important but it is not the schools reponsibility to teach your child every last little thing...thats what parents are for. I see the argument that some parents dont bring up their kids to eat a balanced diet etc etc, but frankly that doesnt then mean the shools have to take on this reponsibility.
and for the record, when my ds starts school I will have no issues with taking him out on term time.... we love travelling the world and its taught me far more than school ever could. so NO i dont think u are being unresonable!!
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