It is essential that attendance and punctuality is excellent. Only illness, medical appointment (these should be kept to a minimum and arranged for out of school hours were possible, school also require a copy of the appointment card/letter), religious observance and extreme domestic need are reasons which can be authorised. We are not able to authorise holidays. Parents/ Carers must inform school on the first and subsequent days of an absence. Unauthorised absences will be followed up by school with the support of the Local Authority, if necessary. Attendance is an important part of our Home-School agreement.
In order for your child to do their very best, it is important that they are always in school on time, attendance is very good and that few school days are missed.
Lost time breaks routines and children can miss important aspects of their learning. School expects the support of parents and carers in ensuring that children always attend when possible.
There will be times when children are unwell or have health appointments.
School must be told of the reason for these absences, either in writing or by phone on the first day of absence. If absence is persistent the Education Welfare Officer will be involved in supporting the family to improve attendance.
If attendance falls below 85% families invited to attendance clinic at school with Education Welfare Officer, health team and school representative.