Attendance Target 97%
Please take note of the information set out in our attendance policy
Please be aware that the school morning session starts promptly at 9:00am with your child's class door opening at 8:50am.
If any child arrives late to school they must enter through the main Reception area doors; where the parent will need to sign their child into school providing a reason for lateness.
Once the school register has closed the child will be marked in the register with a U code which signifies unauthorised absence. This can lead to a referral to the Education Welfare Department and a fixed penalty notice fine for irregular attendance.
Holidays in term time -
Our head teacher is not able to authorise holidays in term unless there are extenuating circumstances. If you wish to take your child out of school during term time then you will need to submit an Absence Request form.
Please note this will lead to a referral to the Education Welfare Department and a fixed penalty notice fine, if you take 10 or more sessions (5 days or more).
Letters will still be sent out confirming fixed penalty notice for all holiday's taken, as parents may take extra days that were
not initially stated and therefore would incur a fixed penalty notice.
The attendance officers for the Trust, discuss monthly any children within our school whose attendance is 92% or below. Our Learning Mentor/Attendance Officer (Mrs Batt) will put forward reasons on behalf of the family, why the child's attendance has declined.
It is important to stress that during the month Mrs Batt will collect data and evidence to help put you case forward to the Trust Attendance Officer, therefore working with Mrs Batt is integral to a family's case.
If a family case is lacking in evidence to provide a reason's for the decline in attendance, you will receive letters from Mrs Rowett to improve. Furthermore, you maybe asked to come into school to discuss with Mrs Batt reasons and for school and yourself to find a workable solution to increasing the attendance, this process is called 'fast track'.
In some cases despite schools efforts to help families, attendance does continue to fall. This is irregular attendance and a fixed penalty notice will be incurred.