Dying mum told she can’t take son out of school for last ever holiday together because it’s not ‘exceptional circumstances’
I’d worked out by the time I was about twelve that schoolteachers are sub human, stupid, self important losers. Little has happened in the last 58 years to persuade me to revise that opinion.
from The Currant Bun (verified)
A DYING mum was told she couldn’t take her son out of school for their last ever holiday together – because her terminal cancer wasn’t an “exceptional circumstance”.
Angela Rose wrote to her eight-year-old son Carlo’s school asking that he be granted leave of absence so they couldpupils, share a last holiday together, explaining she may only have months to live. But bollock – headed school chiefs refused her request, saying leave could only be granted to pupils in “exceptional circumstances.”
Angela was diagnosed with breast cancer 14 months ago but within weeks the cancer had spread to her bones and brain, with doctors telling her she only had between one and two years to live.
She said: “If a dying 36-year-old mum wanting to take her boy on holiday for one last time isn’t an exceptional case then I dread to think what is.”
Stanton Middle School, in Milton Keynes, Bucks, has since apologised and performed a U-turn to allow Carlos, who has a 98 per cent attendance record, to have one final holiday with his mum after it was contacted by Milton Keynes Council.
Unfortunately nobody has been fired. In a civilised country the head, assistant head and senior staff would have been stripped naked, thrown on tumbrils and paraded through the streets.