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Can schools/sixth forms make allowances for poor attendance due to depression? watch

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    I'm just not coping very well. I'm depressed, and being in school regularly exacerbates the situation a lot and makes it impossible for me to actually recover.

    They've been lenient with me in the past when I've not attended - they know I'm depressed - but this year I need to be in 100%. I'm not coping, and I know that I'm not going to do as well as I should do this year because of it.

    I've talked to the head of sixth form who said he doesn't really have a choice, I guess the LEA or Ofsted or whoever else has identified it as a problem.

    I'm just wondering if anyone here knows of anything I can do.
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    They can sometimes make allowances. Have you also talked to your GP about this? I'm sure they've come across this before.
 
 
 
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