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    • By MSE Megan F 3rd Nov 15, 8:15 PM
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    • By maman 17th May 17, 12:39 PM
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    I wonder if someone could advise me please as I've not seen my situation arise. My son has special needs and isn't in a full time placement, he goes to a local school/academy for one hour after everyone has gone home. This us whilst we were waiting on an ehcp. This has now been approved so this is the last term here. As he will have another place to go suited for his needs. We've been doing this one hour almost 3yrs. He's year 9 going upto 10. We've never been away, and I've found him the perfect retreat to help ease his anxiety and depression. It's a week before term ends. Will I be fined. Bearing in mind they only keep him on this hour to keep being financed for him plus they couldn't deal with him any other way as they kept excluding him before realising his complex needs, Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by Desiderata58

    Because of this they may think it's exceptional circumstances and give permission especially if the retreat is just on that week and cant be done in the school holidays. The only way you'll find out is to make an appointment with the Head, go into school, explain the situation and ask.
    • DarkShadow
    • By DarkShadow 17th May 17, 12:48 PM
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    It's wrong to break school rules take take kids on holiday during the term time unless its something minor like 1,2 days. Back in the day, if my parents took me away for a week during my school time, I would be liable for readmission.

    Then again, we have a very overpriced childcare scheme in this country which isn't even adequate for most peoples needs.
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    • By maman 17th May 17, 1:33 PM
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    Obviously desiderata's child has complex needs and this retreat is designed to help his mental health. Personally I'd consider that in much the same way as a medical appointment. So if the retreat is available out of school hours then fine but otherwise he needs permission.


    It's wrong to break school rules take take kids on holiday during the term time unless its something minor like 1,2 days. Back in the day, if my parents took me away for a week during my school time, I would be liable for readmission.

    Then again, we have a very overpriced childcare scheme in this country which isn't even adequate for most peoples needs.
    Originally posted by DarkShadow

    I'm tempted to say that it's not overpriced between the ages of 5 and 16. Many people prize that sort of childcare and get extremely irate when it's not available because of staff training or snow or, god forbid, the child minders go on strike!
    • foxster99
    • By foxster99 23rd May 17, 2:33 PM
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    I wonder if someone could advise me please as I've not seen my situation arise. My son has special needs and isn't in a full time placement, he goes to a local school/academy for one hour after everyone has gone home. This us whilst we were waiting on an ehcp. This has now been approved so this is the last term here. As he will have another place to go suited for his needs. We've been doing this one hour almost 3yrs. He's year 9 going upto 10. We've never been away, and I've found him the perfect retreat to help ease his anxiety and depression. It's a week before term ends. Will I be fined. Bearing in mind they only keep him on this hour to keep being financed for him plus they couldn't deal with him any other way as they kept excluding him before realising his complex needs, Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by Desiderata58
    Sounds pretty unlikely they'd want to fine you.

    Just talk to your school face-to-face and give the background and reasons.
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