JULIA – Good point Tap, the governments are finally allowing us to quit school !
Normally you can’t even take your child out of school prison for a family holiday. And education in the UK will soon be comulsory up til 18.
Don’t vaccinate, and you have a Get Out of Jail (= School) Free card!
The vaccinations are increasingly being done at school, as if school is now a medical centre too.
My son was off school with an injury recently, and he caught up 2 days of school in 2 hours at home.
It sometimes seems like the choices are getting more stark. The two sides are becoming more clear, either you are with the system, or you are out of the system.
SHAZZA adds –
Julia.. I totally agree with your above statement about ‘the two sides’..
I have to attend a meeting this week, with Education Welfare Officer at my child’s school… Owing to the fact that being late at 9.10 sometimes, has resulted in her being marked as ‘absent’
I am facing a fine, and have been threatened with prosecution if this does not improve.
We live a significant distance from the school (local ones are full)… but have been informed by the school this is irelevent ‘everyone has to be treated the same’.
Last year my child and I relocated to Sussex… no decent school places available – she was home schooled by me in between attending childminder and me working full time.. After waiting 4 months, still no decent school available on waiting list, we returned to London.
She remained advanced in all subjects, despite the 4 month gap.
I am sick of the dictatorial crap of the Education system… stressed out staff taking their anger out on kids, because they are having a ‘bad day’
Policies about respect, kindness – how the adults expect to be engaged by pupils/ but not in reverse!
My child and I under pressure with lateness issue.. public transport does not always allow for punctuality, despite allowing more time for the journey..
I have been informed by the school, I will have to ‘commit to improving time keeping’ (she arrives at 9.10 on average once every 10 days)…
Seriously.. marked absent if not there by 9.10!
Don’t even get me started on Ofsted and the devastation they have caused to the teaching system/ stripped away any innovative teaching methods… NHS and Teaching = down the toilet.
This country is the pits.
God help our youth
JULIA replies –
I have also worked in primary and secondary schools. It’s getting rapidly worse.
I remember having a letter home telling us what time our kids should go to bed.
School is there to take over family and home life.
I had the Education Welfare officer too. My child was sick a lot at the time, more than was allowed it seems. He was sick a lot due to another state intervention this one to do with being taken away from me.