[Senco-forum] Statemented pregnant student
amandavh at btinternet.com
Sat Mar 24 17:09:05 GMT 2012
What a difficult situation for you.
What does your school policy say about sending work home? Ours says that we give pupils work and only give out more when they have sent completed work in to be marked. And telling a pupil you know has internet acess to use the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) for work is fine. Our maths dept sents work on Mymaths, for example.
For the meeting, I'd ask our EWO along because the pupil is at risk of being absent after she is supposed to be back at school. I'd take along evidence of what work was sent home for her to do. I'd say we can't send home more work until we knew attainment on what had been sent home already and ask where it was.
If you are sure the work was sent home to the address you were given, I can't see that mum has a legitimate complaint.
What support will you get in the meeting? I know I wouldn't be expected to go to such a potentially difficult meeting on my own and I also know I'd be backed up by the Head and/or Head of School.
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From: KHaire <khaire at hastingsbury.beds.sch.uk>
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Sent: Friday, 23 March 2012, 20:51
Subject: [Senco-forum] Statemented pregnant student
I need some advice, I have a year 11. Statemented student who went on maternity leave in Jan. we have got in touch with parents for her return in March, there has been issues at home and she went to stay with mum for a week. We again awaited for her return to arrange a meeting. Things have broken down with dad and now mum is stating that we have not provided an education for her daughter. We have been communicating with dad and sending work home, the student has been making excuses not to do the work and she also has access to the VLE. Can any one tell me where we stand. I have a meeting next week and quite frankly this has upset my weekend as we have bent over backwards to support this young person. It seems that when things go wrong at home with dad, mum seems to want to blame school saying we are not meeting her needs, despite the last annual review was very positive and parents could not thank the school enough.
Any advise would be appreciated
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