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Late/Absence Procedures and Attendance

One of the most important things affecting a child's progress at school is regular attendance. For a child to gain most benefit from education, it is vital that parents work in partnership with the school to encourage good attendance and punctuality.

 

The doors open at 8:50am.  Please make sure your child is in school and ready to learn for when the second bell goes at 9:00am.

 

 

ABSENCE

We have a legal obligation to record and explain a child’s absence from school.

 

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL PLEASE TELEPHONE  BY 8.30 am ON THE FIRST DAY OF ABSENCE TO AVOID US CONTACTING YOU.

 

If children have medical or dental appointments during school time, please inform us in advance. We will ask to see the appointment card / letter.

 

For security reasons, please come to the main door (by the School’s office) and ring the bell when you collect your child from school for appointments during the school day.  

Punctuality/lateness

 

Pupils who are consistently late are disrupting not only their own education but also that of other children in their class. Where persistent lateness gives cause for concern, further action may be taken. 

Every second counts:

  • 5 minutes late each day means three whole days of education lost each year
  • attendance affects learning
  • attendance affects future outcomes
  • attendance affects well being and a sense of belonging

 

ATTENDANCE STATEMENT

Regular school attendance is the key to enabling children and young people to maximise the educational opportunities available to them and become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community.

 

Promoting excellent attendance is the responsibility of the whole school community. Our stance with regard to pupil attendance underpins all other policies related to the well-being of children including safeguarding, behaviour, bullying, and support for children with medical needs.

 

All children should be in school, on time, every day that school is open unless the reason for absence is unavoidable.

 

 

 

 

 

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