Last edited by PomPoms; 04-12-2012 at 14:31.
i think it's something you'll have to get used to within the school setting, at the end of the day, even if its another parent reading/doing sight words etc with your children, the teacher is always present and so are the other kids. if you can't trust teachers, maybe you should try homeschooling.. ?
You don't want your kids having private one on one time you mean with a teacher etc?
I'm not a teacher so I don't know exactly how it works but I'd hope that might be accommodated if you explained to the principal/teacher your situation and fears?
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it is part of school life that they read/write get taught by lots of people in different settings...1 on 1, small groups and their class.
Check your school's policy on whether it police checks all helpers (it should) so that might offer some relief.
Perhaps do some volunteer work in classes yourself so you can get a full understanding of the setting that it is in.
Homeschooling may also be an option.
hugs, i am sorry that your family let you down
This would bother me too Subbing...they aren't at school age yet
I am a bit the same in that i dont trust anyone to have my kids. I dont like them being with strangers and they are very aware of "stranger danger" I cant imagine what you have been through with your family - how horrible.
I just wanted to say that I work in a Preschool as disablility support staff, and we welcome lots of volunteers. Schools and Preschools often dont recieve the staffing that enables the children to have one on one and for that reason it is so fantastic to have parent helpers. At our preschool anyone who volunteers has to have a full police clearance and will only be allowed in to the site if they have met with our director and she approves of them being there. And even then they are never left alone (or with any real responsibility) with the children.
I can think of one parent helper who is so great with kids that i actually think she teaches them more than one of our teachers (although i would never say that IRL)
And ALL of our parents are there because they genuinely want to make our preschool a better place. HTH
I found this hard being that DD is never baby sat or anything like that i found it hard, DD wasnt toilet trained when she started school and was having her pump changed and they was having to re dress her and every, now she is toilet trained but she stil needs help i trust all her teachers they are all lovely there is new ones in her room and i find it daunting.
What i find hardest is they have to run her feed pump and manage her medical stuff seen that stuff keeps her alive It scares me that a mistake can be so bad, but im getting better at trusting people
the school really should be getting police clearance done on parent helpers!! I am a bit stunned that they don't. It is free and easy (just submitting a form at Australia Post) and is then valid for a few years...if parents going on excursions and stuff, they would be supervising toilet trips etc and over night camps...the list goes on. I would def be speaking with them to find out why they are not taking this simple step to make the place safer.
They should be asked to sign a confidential dec form. In regards to other people helping, i value my parent helpers greatly. They should work with your children under the guidance of the teachers. A school after all is a community and a community that is safe and trusting is essential for our kids. School will be a place where you will encounter many helpers and i doubt they would stop this. Parents love coming in and so do their kids!!! Maybe volunteer to go on help roster so you can observe how the system operates. Or have a chat with the teacher.
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