Rock Solid - If there's a problem at school

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If there’s a problem at school

You have the right to raise any concerns you have about your child at school, and you don’t have to do it alone. Introduction “You don’t have to accept what’s said as gospel. You keep going until you get the best outcome for your child. And that’s what it’s all about, you know? You can’t […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015
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Speak up about your concerns

You have the right to speak up at your child’s school. If you’re not happy with the school Sometimes you might have a concern about how your child or family is being treated. You might be concerned that your child is missing out on activities, or not getting the right help. When Janine expressed concern […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015
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How to go about bringing up a concern

It may be hard to bring up a concern at school, but it can make a big difference. Who to talk to first If your child is in primary school, the best person to talk to first is usually your child’s classroom teacher. If your child has an aide, you might be able to talk […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015
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Help from a support person

You have the right to bring along your own support person to any meeting with your child’s school. There are different kinds of support people. A support person could be a friend or family member who is there to support you. Some support people can act as an advocate for your child and family. An […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015
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Ideas for dealing with common concerns

Here are suggestions for dealing with common issues that families told us about. The next page covers issues related to school attendance. These suggestions are just a start. If the first person you approach isn’t able to help, don’t give up. Your child has the right to the help they need, to learn and be […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015
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Dealing with concerns about school attendance

Keep in touch with your child’s teachers, and talk to them if your child misses school. Make sure you know your child’s rights, and get help, if they are suspended or face being expelled. Attendance makes a difference Regular school attendance is important. By making sure your child gets to school, you are giving them […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015