Attendance Guide for Parents/Carers
What YOU will do:
Report your child’s absence to the school office. Try to telephone or email by 9am.
Tell the school in advance of any medical or dental appointments, using the Leave of Absence form that is on the school website. A hard copy can be obtained from the main office.
Check the NHS guidance if you are unsure whether your child is well enough to be in school. The guidance is clear that it is fine to send them in with a minor cough or cold, provided they don’t have a temperature.
Have a backup plan if your child misses transport.
What WE will do:
Check your child’s attendance every day.
Phone home to discuss your child’s attendance with you.
Our Family Engagement and Therapies Lead will work with you to offer support or guidance.
Invite you into school for attendance meetings if we are concerned.
Working together to improve attendance
We understand that attending school can be tricky sometimes. We want to work with your child and you to ensure they feel confident to come to school.
If you and your child are experiencing difficulties with school attendance the talk to as a first step so that we can work together to help.
If you need to ask for absence during term time for exceptional circumstances please submit the Leave of Absence form that is on the school website or available from the main office.