School attendance letters sent to parents during the pandemic.

The poor side of life

This week I received a letter from my daughters secondary school regarding her attendance. Not only was it distressing to read it is very clear that the content of this letter is bullying, condescending and triggering.

As a parent I know the importance of my child attending school, indeed we talk about it often.

My daughter had been absent for two and a half days, and those absences were a result of one important medical appointment and the others were because she was ill and her school had sent her home.

Not only is it abhorrent to put this amount of pressure upon parents and children whilst we are still in the midst of a pandemic.

It is also extremely insensitive towards children and their parents who have experienced the loss of loved one during the pandemic.

It is also distressing for parents and children that are suffering from Long…

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