School refusing to drop off/collect child from reception

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  • #62586 Report

    Otzy
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    Hi. I am a full time single father to my son. I am also diagnosed with autism.

    Due to my autism I have severe anxiety surrounding dropping me son off/picking him up from school due to all of the parents.

    I explained to the school my difficulties around this and the anxieties it’s causing me. I asked them if I could drop him off/collect him from reception as that would really help me and my request was knocked back.

    I tried looking at the equalities act to figure out if the school had a duty to make a reasonable adjustment like this for me but it really wasn’t clear at all?

    #62587 Report

    Andrew uk
    Participant

    Make an appointment to see the Head.

    #62588 Report

    Andrew uk
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    Is there an area that isn’t as busy? For example, my son is released into the playground. You might be able to place yourself somewhere, within sight of the teacher who is releasing your son. How old is he?

    #62589 Report

    Yazminpol
    Participant

    Can you drop him a bit later or earlier ?

    Sounds a bit mean to me . What dud the head teacher say ?

    #62625 Report

    Otzy
    Participant

    It’s the head that is refusing.

    I’ve explained about my disability and my anxieties because of that and he just refuses. Doesn’t even give a reason apart from I should confront my fears.

    I don’t see what the problem is, his classroom is like 20 seconds walk away from reception so it’s not like it requires someone to make a lot of effort.

    #62626 Report

    Andrew uk
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    Sorry to hear. Yes, why not drop him earlier or collect later? There must be a 5 minute window when it’s quieter. What has happened in previous years?

    #62627 Report

    Andrew uk
    Participant

    Receptions are busy places and tbh i could understand why my son’s school wouldn’t be keen for this as a long term solution.

    #62631 Report

    Yazminpol
    Participant

    I suggest you go online and find your MP and send an email with what’s happened .I found outs very supportive and took an interest

    #62633 Report

    sirtobi
    Participant

    Hello,

    I have been a Governor in a primary school for quite a few years. Whoever that head was, in our school he would have best started to look for a new Job after such a comment. I bet he is not qualified for medical advice, and I am not even sure he has made himself liable for damages if you have a witness for his answer. Anyway, one of your schools governors should be in charge of parent relation. He or she should be your first point of call. Best also to complain directly to Ofsted. I am sure, both will have a frank talk with the head teacher in question.

    #62757 Report

    si7160
    Participant

    try the senco for the school,

    ask directly to speak to the head

    on face value it seems unreasonable

    governors are the next step based on the school complaints procedure

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