Staying after school, what do they do at your school?

(5 Posts)
RaspberryLemonPavlova Thu 28-Feb-13 01:07:45

Up to child here too. Very rural school with lots of buses so special arrangements always need to be made.

I don't think there are after school detentions though.

tiredaftertwo Wed 27-Feb-13 18:20:17

Yes, up to the child.

It takes a bit of getting used to, but they do manage, and it is easier as they make friends and work out lift shares etc.

I think schools with busy extra curricular programmes would sink under paperwork otherwise!

Dancergirl Wed 27-Feb-13 18:11:33

Ok, thanks, this is all new to me!

ClutchMyPearls Wed 27-Feb-13 18:00:35

It's up to the child.
They do often get a note, or if it is a series of rehearsals we will get a schedule sent home in the Planner. But it's still up to the child to pass it on.

Secondary schools don't really communicate with parents in the same way that primary do. Children are expected to manage their own arrangements. We don't even get notified of after school detentions - they just get kept back. A day's warning for 1 hour detentions, but it still isn't communicated directly to parents.

Dancergirl Wed 27-Feb-13 17:47:24

If your dc has to stay after school for a rehearsal, sports' practice etc (as a one-off not a regular thing), do they communicate the fact with parents or rely on the child to relay the details?

I just found out this morning (!) that dd has to stay after school today for a dance rehearsal. I phoned the school and they said the girls have known about it for a while and it is up to them to tell parents/make arrangements. Dd forgot to tell me!

I was just wondering if this is commonplace in secondaries? I'm not complaining, I know they're expected to be more grown up now, it's just annoying that she forgot to tell me and I've had to make last minute arrangements. Plus the rehearsal was due to finish after the late coach leaves so I told dd she'll have to leave a bit early.

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