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23/01/2014 at 17:07
23/01/2014 at 17:10
I would probably go without him, like you say he probably won't be allowed off for a family friend's wedding.
I'm sneaky-minded I know but I can't help half-wondering if they've changed the date because they need to lower their numbers, and they know a lot of people are not going to be able to attend?
23/01/2014 at 17:20
Why not go to the evening only? Or Luke go to school you go to wedding the pick him up for the evening (if logistics allow)
23/01/2014 at 17:42
23/01/2014 at 17:56
Actually, a wedding of a close friend, especially if it is one of his nurses, may be considered a legitimate reason. It depends on how strict the head is, but if you want to take him i'd apply for the day off and let that decision make up your mind regarding what to do.
23/01/2014 at 18:30
I would plan to try and go, all three of you. Sounds nice, and as you say the evening wouldn't really work out for you. Relatively speaking, she's a significant person to him/you in quite unique circumstances. I would probably stress that fact in order to get my way with the school, lol!
23/01/2014 at 18:51
I would ask her what time the wedding is and then speak to the school to see if he would allowed time off
23/01/2014 at 19:11
I would ask for time off for Luke. It's one day and important in my opinion x
23/01/2014 at 20:00
Or just call in sick!
23/01/2014 at 20:11
Never thought about phoning in sick :-) I would do that
23/01/2014 at 20:27
If you phone in sick would Luke not give the game away the following week? I'd ask for the day off. How strict are they? Can't you just say your going?
23/01/2014 at 21:16
Please don't call in sick. It won't be fair to ask him to lie when he's so young and i'd hate it to be bad karma. If you do want to lie, then just claim he's a page boy, although I really do think they'd approve it when you explain the circumstances. I know kids from my school have been allowed to attend weddings and funerals.
23/01/2014 at 21:49
Carole it's definitely worth asking the school. My best friend who is also very close to my children got married the year before last on a Friday and it was at 2pm. I asked and was told it was fine to pick F up from school at 1pm which gave us enough time to get her ready and get to the venue. I think F learnt a lot from going and it was important to us and the couple who were getting married that she was there. If you can just take him out for the afternoon then do that, where is the wedding in relation to you?
23/01/2014 at 22:18
Gawd you lot are so honest. If he mentions the wedding say it was the weekend but what they gonna do call you up and question you?! LOL
24/01/2014 at 08:36
We are going to a wedding in May, its in Colchester so we have to drive down on the Friday for the wedding on the Saturday so I'm just going to phone in sick for both kids, their school is pretty relaxed with regards to holidays but I'm not risking them saying no and getting a fine.
I'm sure they would let him have time off in the circumstances though, if you don't want to phone in sick I would speak to the head - if the wedding isn't until later in the afternoon he may only need a couple of hours off.
24/01/2014 at 10:43
I would ask school and if they don't give permission, take him anyway. They won't do anything.
Don't call in sick and get him to lie, ch nearly always give the game away and it does get noted!
24/01/2014 at 10:46
catarina, if I were to ask permission and they said no and I took them anyway, what would I say to the school?
24/01/2014 at 10:49
They were sick Or teacher training?
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