We always want children to attend school and we pride ourselves on having above national average attendance year on year.
However, we recognise that from time to time your child maybe ill or have an appointment and cannot attend school. If this is the case you need to do the following;
On occasions your child may become ill at school.
If your child is a little under the weather our leadership team and first aiders will see your child and we will always ring you on the phone numbers, you have provided us with.
We may decide to,
In all cases we will attempt to make contact with you, so you are aware of our intended actions, and so you can help us in the decision-making process.
If you do not call school to let us know your child is not in school or there is not a good reason for absence, a member of our school team will contact you.
If we cannot contact you, we will try the other numbers you have provided us with. On the rare occasion we cannot get hold of you through any of these numbers, a member of the senior leadership team will visit your house to ensure that you and your child are ok.
We aim for all children to have 96% attendance or above each year. We appreciate that due to medical appointments, seasonal bugs and anxiety related issues pupils may fall below this. We always want to support families and children where attendance becomes a more significant issue. We support attendance issues in the same way as we do most other things, we offer a personalised approach. This may include strategies such as,
This list is not exhaustive and, in every case, we will look to work with families to improve attendance.
Below is a table from the Public Health Agency which offers advice about keeping your child off school.