I just want to test the waters with this one. My 6 year old son is in mainstream school with an EHCP and 1:1. He has profound sensory issues and when dysregulated can bite done on hard objects. This rarely happens and has not happened in school until last week, when he bit down on an ipad. The response of school is to invoice us for the cost of replacing. Is this reasonable. To me it feels inherently unfair as the damage was not intentional and a direct result of his dysregulation. Furthermore I do not have an understanding of what happened before to lead to this outcome??
I have told the school that I think an investigation of what happened should be there immediate course of action rather than asking for money. They disagree.
Any thoughts welcome..
Ordinarily I would say yes. But in this case.... he has 1:1? Where was that when he was eating technology? Chips are bad for you anyway!I'd argue the case that this should have been stopped before it happened and try to come to a compromise over the costs.
Thank you all
It is great to get a diversity of opinions. I guess I was most upset about how the school approached, asking for money without approaching the issue of why it happened ( he has 1:1 and significant sensory issues) and how we can help to avoid this in the future.
Just hoped for more of a 2 way street approach
You are definitely right that it should be a 2 way street. It is more important to see how it can be avoided in the future than it is to replace the damaged one.