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If I ring in sick to sixth form will my parents get a text to confirm that I’m sick?

I’m not skipping school, I have a really important doctors appointment which is unfortunately in the morning, my parents can’t know why I’m doing to the doctors and my school is one of those schools which just wouldn’t understand the situation.
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why can’t ur parent know
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why can’t ur parent know
Because I’m getting a procedure which they just can’t know about
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If I ring in sick to sixth form will my parents get a text to confirm that I’m sick?

I’m not skipping school, I have a really important doctors appointment which is unfortunately in the morning, my parents can’t know why I’m doing to the doctors and my school is one of those schools which just wouldn’t understand the situation.
If you're in sixth form youre most likely 16+ so the school should respect your right to confidentiality. You shoukd talk to your head of year or pastoral care person and aee if you can take a letter from the doctors into school. They should not tell your parents.
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If you're in sixth form youre most likely 16+ so the school should respect your right to confidentiality. You shoukd talk to your head of year or pastoral care person and aee if you can take a letter from the doctors into school. They should not tell your parents.
My head of year is very intimidating which I why I wanted to avoid even mentioning why I wasn’t going be in to her. I was going to just block the school number from my mums phone. Tbh would they even still text her if I rang up saying I was sick?
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My head of year is very intimidating which I why I wanted to avoid even mentioning why I wasn’t going be in to her. I was going to just block the school number from my mums phone. Tbh would they even still text her if I rang up saying I was sick?
They might do, sometimes my school does. If your head of year is scary, find out who your safeguarding person is. Unless you are in danger they are obliged to keep what you say confidential especially if its a medical procedure so its much better to be safe if its really important your parents don't find out. As a side note - whatever it is you're going to the doctor about. Try and talk to someone about it, problems shared often feel much lighter and it'll be much easier with a hand to hold.
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sixth forms are way more strict than colleges... if you're not in your parents will be notified. Maybe you should try to be more open about communicating with your parents especially if your 18 what can they do? They just have to face the facts about what you do in your free time. Tbh the doctors should have taken into account that you are in full time education and given you a better time.
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sixth forms are way more strict than colleges... if you're not in your parents will be notified. Maybe you should try to be more open about communicating with your parents especially if your 18 what can they do? They just have to face the facts about what you do in your free time. Tbh the doctors should have taken into account that you are in full time education and given you a better time.
Leahmitch shouldn't feel pressured to tell their parents whatever is goung on. You know your situation best and your parents best. I would advise you that parents often react better than you would expect and they are probablt able to suporrt you best but you have a right to your privacy. Your school should also understand if you can find a way to talk to them.
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Could you not tell your school that you have a doctor’s appointment first thing, and that you will be in after that? As a 6th Former, the school surely wouldn’t expect your parents to attend all your doctors appointments so should accept that that is where you are.
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Could you not tell your school that you have a doctor’s appointment first thing, and that you will be in after that? As a 6th Former, the school surely wouldn’t expect your parents to attend all your doctors appointments so should accept that that is where you are.
I only have one double lesson tomorrow from 8:45 - 10:20
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Leahmitch shouldn't feel pressured to tell their parents whatever is goung on. You know your situation best and your parents best. I would advise you that parents often react better than you would expect and they are probablt able to suporrt you best but you have a right to your privacy. Your school should also understand if you can find a way to talk to them.
I’ve mentioned the procedure to my parents before and they completely lost it. I don’t want my school to know that I’m going to the doctors though. It’s just a complicated situation. I could leave after my first lesson but that would mean leaving at break time which I’m not allowed to do.
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Tell your tutor that you have an emergency doctors Appointment so have to leave at break time - or ask the doctors to reschedule?
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Tell your tutor that you have an emergency doctors Appointment so have to leave at break time - or ask the doctors to reschedule?
It’s taken me weeks so get this appointment so I really don’t want to reschedule. Tbh I’m grown, I’ll just walk out 😭😭
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Tell your tutor that you have an emergency doctors Appointment so have to leave at break time - or ask the doctors to reschedule?
lying isn't the best option but asking for a better appointment time is probably the best thing to do so things are less complicated for you
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sixth forms are way more strict than colleges... if you're not in your parents will be notified. Maybe you should try to be more open about communicating with your parents especially if your 18 what can they do? They just have to face the facts about what you do in your free time. Tbh the doctors should have taken into account that you are in full time education and given you a better time.
I’m 17 and I have tried but they have very very different views to me. They know I’m in full time education but it took me weeks to get this appointment which is why I didn’t want to ask for another time because I knew I would have to wait more weeks to get another one.
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I’m 17 and I have tried but they have very very different views to me. They know I’m in full time education but it took me weeks to get this appointment which is why I didn’t want to ask for another time because I knew I would have to wait more weeks to get another one.
Well I guess you may just have to deal with clashing with your parents again after the fact. You might as well report your absense to your sixth form and call it a day. If they don't accept it, then it is what it is. If you're in year 13 and have already applied for university, it won't affect how they view your attendence if your parents don't bother to back you up and to explain your absence. Turn off you phone whilst at the appointment so you can get your procedure over and done with. Then prepare to deal with some unhappy parents when they get home. In the end time will pass and they will get over it or at least end up understanding your point of view.
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