cheery_j. wrote:chillicamper wrote:Ho Hum. Parents evening this week. The school has decided in their wisdom that they will not be held in class rooms but all teachers together in the hall.
Anyway, I see the school's point as well. It is not easy to plan things like trips around everyone's busy schedules and train timetables and museum opening hours and ... and ... and ... I guess it's not that they don't want to put in the extra effort, it's just hard to understand that having lunch half an hour earlier or later can make so much of a difference.
The problem is that in your case it really IS vital.
I can see the schools point as well. Both my parents were teachers - I know only too well what they had to put up with
It's difficult to explain fully without putting a bunch of medical stuff on the forum. Without going into the fairly yukky details, I have to help him with his evening toilet routine and have done so since he was born.
Moving one lunchtime for one day - well we might just get away with, but then again we may not - its difficult to predict. But moving all his lunchtimes will definitely wreck the routine we have fought hard to establish. Moving an evening meal is also more problematic. If things mess up it's D that has to put up with the knock on problems at school.
The real frustration comes from the fact that we have explained this again and again in Statement meetings. Its all documented. We shouldn't need to tell them the importance of mealtimes or diet. It really does feel like the school does not believe us and does listen to our hard won experience.