However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo.
In this family we will think of as many reasons possible to praise our children. We will celebrate and reward them, but being lucky enough not to get sick is not one of them.
In this family you are not shamed for ill health, vulnerability or weakness. In this house you are not encouraged to spread germs when you are not well. In this house we look after ourselves and the weakest amongst us.
Where all the departments with the least number of people off were rewarded — in front of everyone else? It happens in schools all the time. Can you imagine what kind of atmosphere that would create with people who had days off because of bereavement, mental health problem or chronic conditions?
What are we teaching our kids about value and worth?
What are we teaching them about looking out for each other and looking after the sick or disabled in our community? He had no control over his attendance. I took him to school and it would have been my decision to keep him off. I should get the reward or not for his attendance. In this family we value school and work but we also know the importance of making memories and having rest.
So our son will finish his school year one week early and go to Italy instead class parties, watching films and playing end of year games with permission from school.
The messages we are sending to our kids when we reward attendance is wrong for so many reasons — there has to be a better way. As a result we need to go during school term as we cannot expect anyone to care for him 24hours a day.
As it is, a complex package of support from family, hospice, paid carers and school will mean the holiday takes place. Hi, thanks for dropping by. My name is Rachel a nurse, writer, speaker, trainer and mum living in Essex with my husband and three sons; one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy.
I think an enjoyable evening should include a good book and glass of gin. Occasionally, I force myself to go for a run in an attempt to counteract a love of salt and vinegar crisps dipped in hummus.
I speak at events, conferences and lead workshops with other parents like me.Visit by Silas Zephania.
Categories: School News Stewards Academy was treated to another visit from the inspirational Javed Moore recently. As well as speaking to year 10 and year 11 students he introduced another visitor to our year 10 and year 11 students, Silas Zephania of Class of Poets.
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Welcome. The OIA is an independent body set up to review student complaints. Free to students, the OIA deals with individual complaints against Higher Education Providers in England and Wales.
Letter example requested permission for child to be absent from school for holiday. [page 2] Foreword. The Education Reform Act provides for the establishment of a National Curriculum comprising core and other foundation subjects, to be taught to all pupils of compulsory school age in maintained schools, for each of which there are to be appropriate attainment targets, programmes of study and assessment arrangements.