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Is it Bring your child to work day?

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Flightattendant4 · 17/11/2008 14:16

I rang school about an hour and a half ago, to check on ds who was very tearful this morning.
I got someone who sounded - I think - like a little girl? Maybe about 9 or 10. I wasn't sure and didn't like to say 'are you a grown up?' in case she was!

But she didn't sound like the usual secretary. I said I wanted to check if my little boy was Ok, and she said, after I ahd explained briefly, 'Oh, Ok, they'll ring you back'.

Nobody rang back - I don't think it's very good practice to let the children take the phone calls - although I suppose it helps them if they learn how to handle calls etc in a proper way, but still...

I just want to know if he is Ok!!

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Flightattendant4 · 17/11/2008 14:17

Am prob being PFB again and serves me right

WWYD though? Should I ring again? It's only an hour till home time. not really worth it.

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Norksinmywaistband · 17/11/2008 14:17

Ring again, its not acceptable not to have an answer

whoops · 17/11/2008 14:18

I would ring!
The school ds went to after school club at would use the children to answer the phone at lunch time, when they asked if they could take a message I would always tell them I would ring back as I was unsure if the correct message would get through

Flightattendant4 · 17/11/2008 14:22

Oh I wasn't sure if it was common practise - thankyou

It wasn't like I could do much if he wasn't ok though. If I thought he would be happier at home I'd have kept him here anyway - I know he likes school, it's the saying goodbye he can't handle

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cory · 17/11/2008 17:16

If you ring at lunch time at our school, you will get either a dinner lady, if one happens to be passing, or a child. Because the secretaries need to eat. But usually, the kids are quite clued-up and good at answering the phone.

Flightattendant4 · 17/11/2008 17:52

I kind of thought they would take turns with lunch - there are often two of them around.

Point taken though - will avoid ringing at lunchtime!

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