Hi James (or anyone!) I know I am probably worrying for nothing but just wanted to know some information on absences due to illness. I am currently on my second PGCE placement and came home from school last night with awful stomach ache. I was then sick during the night and woke up and was sick again this morning. I feel pretty rough and so have not gone into school today and my schools policy is 48 hours off from the last time you were ill and so given that I was sick this morning, I will not be able to go in tomorrow either. And now i'm worrying about having time off school placement ( I have not yet had any time off on last placement or this one and I know this is only two days but I'm worried about the amount of time we are able to have off during the training year ...? I don't want my absences to look bad on my record ( I obviously have a genuine reason and the school will not allow me to come in with a stomach bug ... so hoping it will not look too bad? ... thanks for any reassurance!