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22/03/2013 at 17:59
When your child ahd this in reception were you informed before hand that it was going to happen?
B had his yesterday but with no pre-warning. The reason I am slightly miffed at the no warning was I have a genetic hearing problem, which obviously he is at risk of inheriting and was told I should make sure they are aware when they do his testing. His results came back as unsatisfactory anyway so he will have to have them repeated but I am rather disappointed with poor communication from his school again.
22/03/2013 at 18:43
No we didn't get any warning. L came home and told me and then a few weeks later got the results.
22/03/2013 at 18:54
We didn't get a warning either, they had lots of tests the same day, we got a letter home saying to take A to the opticians. That was the first I knew about it.
22/03/2013 at 19:36
He said they only checked his hearing nothing else but tbh I do wonder whether he realised!
Our school is fairly rubbish at communications but glad for once it isn't just his school that didn't bother keeping in touch. Hopefully it was unsatisfactory because he faffed about rather than there being a problem with his hearing.
Giddy I took him to have his eyesight checked a while ago so wonder fi they checked that or not? Who knows!
22/03/2013 at 19:58
We were told that they would do hearing/sight/height/weight etc at some point during reception, we were given info sheets from the school and nhs and asked to sign (though the signature may have just been for height/weight checks??) I've no idea when it actually happens though!! They should let you know in advance really!
22/03/2013 at 20:27
I can't remember, I remember the letter saying he failed but I knew that anyway which is why we were awaiting grommets!
22/03/2013 at 20:38
They certainly checked height and weight for A. She's in year 2 now, M is in reception but not been tested yet. They gave the kids a bmi and some of her classmates received letters home to say the children were obese. This caused a massive stir as alot of those kids are no where like obese. They shouldn't be using bmi alone to measure obesity in children. Sorry to go off at a tangent, my point is, we had to sign a slip saying that they were allowed to enter the height/weight/bmi into some national database. I know a couple of parents wouldn't sign.
22/03/2013 at 21:22
I teach reception and my class had hearing tests last week and the height and weight one this week. We were only informed 30 mins before the weight and height one and the hearing one as we had to take the kids there! So don't blame the school as they may not have known. Some of my class got unsatisfactory as they didn't do it properly so don't worry too much just yet!
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