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    I'm in year nine, and I get very sick, very often. I have severe anemia and vitamin D definceny that hasn't gotten better the past few years (I've had it since I was eleven). This has led to a lot of problems, including me not being about to go to school, maybe one to three times a month I can't attend school, as my blood count can go very low and I'll faint, and most recently, I've had severe back pain that apparently could be linked to my kidneys. As a result, I haven't been in almost all week- but I literally can't move! I need assistance to get out of bed. My school, as you could imagine, doesn't believe me, even though we supplied them doctors notes, and a booklet detailing my conditions. Another thing is, they count one day as two, one for the morning and one for the afternoon, presumably to earn more money? Either way, I'm one of the best students they have (it's not a very good school) and they KNOW I'm chronically sick. But they being so persistent and serious with it is scaring me, as if they don't know- I'm going to be moving schools soon anyways, but can anyone give me some advice or reassurance of how to deal with them? Thank you!
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    It's pretty normal for schools to split the day into two sessions so they can record absence accurately without penalising people who make the effort to come in for part of the day. It also won't make your attendance record any worse.

    Schools are under a lot of pressure over attendance - that said if you can supply proof of a genuine medical condition then they should be working with you and trying to make sure they give you work to catch up on and so on.
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    (Original post by JoanAdegbiji)
    Hi!
    I'm in year nine, and I get very sick, very often. I have severe anemia and vitamin D definceny that hasn't gotten better the past few years (I've had it since I was eleven). This has led to a lot of problems, including me not being about to go to school, maybe one to three times a month I can't attend school, as my blood count can go very low and I'll faint, and most recently, I've had severe back pain that apparently could be linked to my kidneys. As a result, I haven't been in almost all week- but I literally can't move! I need assistance to get out of bed. My school, as you could imagine, doesn't believe me, even though we supplied them doctors notes, and a booklet detailing my conditions. Another thing is, they count one day as two, one for the morning and one for the afternoon, presumably to earn more money? Either way, I'm one of the best students they have (it's not a very good school) and they KNOW I'm chronically sick. But they being so persistent and serious with it is scaring me, as if they don't know- I'm going to be moving schools soon anyways, but can anyone give me some advice or reassurance of how to deal with them? Thank you!
    It doesn't sound a very good school, I feel like they should be offering you support not antagonising you like that.
 
 
 
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