How would you handle this? I have a child in my class who is off a lot! She always seems to be 'ill' on the same day each week. At first we thought it was coincidence but it's been going on all year and I highly doubt she is actually ill. What can I do? Mum rings in and says that she's ill - we can't challenge her and say 'no she's not'! Any advice? It worries me that she has missed so much, it equals a whole half term if you add up all the time off she's had. Don't think we had an Ed welfare officer these days so don't know where to turn?!