View Full Version : What happens when a child misses SATS due to being in hospital? (from So Happy)
I know I haven't been about much, life has been hectic and taken over but I hope you don't mind me posting this on behalf of So Happy.
What happens when a child misses SATS due to being in hospital?
Amelia is in hospital again with high pressure in her head/brain after a month of being incredibly well, I guess SH is worried she may miss her SATS now.
Any advice would be great.
I don't know officially, but she is the same age as Bella, and hers are spread over the next few weeks, rather than all being done in one week, so it's possible she may still be able to take them. I guess the only way to find out is to ring the school.
:higgies: for Amelia and So Happy :higgies:
Surely there is some sort of medical dispensation she can apply for? Because even if she is available to take the actual tests, her preparation has been disrupted.
Maybe a teaching Damsels will be along to help more.
Big hugs to her and SoHappy :higgies:
Get well soon Amelia xxx
I have no experience at all, but I thought that SATS were meant to be about the school rather than the child. So if a child misses them through illness it shouldn't have any kind of impact on the child at all. But I could be wrong.
Thinking of So Happy xxx
Definetely contact the school and explain. At the end of the day, its not crucial thats she is there from her point of view, it just helps the school data etc. The tests can be spread over weeks, each school if different. They may delay hers for her due to medical reasons.
Hope the poor thing is on the mend very soon. :higgies:
I think the school just marks them as absent due to sickness, and they are knocked off the total.
I know a friend who is the EAL coordinator in a school with lots of EAL children said they tended to tell a few children, who have poor English but have been in the school to long to get special dispensation, to be "unwell" on the day of the SATs.
I don't think there are any dire consequences for the child if they don't sit their sats! Bella's teacher implied that it was just another box-ticking exercise, and has already told us what she expects Bella to score.
I don't think she needs to worry about it. I don't know how her school accounts for SATS results with children who have been absent due to illness, but I do know that at E's school they are assessed on an ongoing basis during the year for SATS. I asked at the last parents evening & they said there is no set date/formal test at that age, just ongoing assessment by the teacher.
I hope she's ok.
Oh right, so SATs are about the school not the child? Then I'm sure Amelia and SoHappy have nothing to worry about :higgies:
Yeah - it is nothing to worry about - the teacher will know what level she's working at.
The SATS are a way to check progress, not a legal requirement, and it is not a problem if you miss them. Some parents deliberately keep their kids off if they don't agree with the SATS anyhoo. But that's another issue.
In our school, the let the child do it when they come back to school. Dd1 missed one of hers last year as she had a sickness bug, as did a few others and they all done them when they went back to school.
Amelia's only about 6 or 7 isn't she? Nothing wil happen - the KS1 SATs levels are all teacher assessment/task based rather than tests as in KS2.
All they will do is administer the tasks once she's back at school, or will give a teacher based assessment according to her work in class. Nothing for SH to worry about.
KS2 tests are somewhat different and cannot be administered if a child is absent on the day of the test.
thanks everyone I will let SH know
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