I wondered if anyone can tell me what the best practise should be in the following situation. I'm a TA and I was uncomfortable with the decision that the CT made below. A Y2 pupil had been away with a particularly bad case of the chickenpox. On her return, her parents had written a note to the CT, asking her to be excused from PE that day as she was very self-conscious of the number of scabs on her front and back. The CT turned to the pupil and said, "will you be okay to do PE?", and the pupil said "yes". (nothing more than that, and no discussion about getting changed). CT was not there during the PE session, but the HT and I were. In the classroom, the pupil was told to get changed, and several children noticed the numerous scabs and made pupil self conscious. The HT then proceeded to check over the front and back of the pupil, whilst her peers looked on, and said "You'll be fine to do PE". Pupil got on with the lesson, more subdued than normal, but got on with it nonetheless. The parents are now miffed as the CT & HT went ahead with the PE session against their wishes. They say the child came home and was upset by the attention she had received during changing time. CT & HT sticking with their side that they discussed with the pupil whether she would be okay to do PE. Parents saying that they specifically asked for her to be excused as they know how upset she has been about the scabs. I'm erring on side of parents, but I wondered if any of you have any thoughts or experience of when you should listen to a parents wishes, and when you should ignore them.