Promoting positive school attendance is everyone’s responsibility. For children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend school regularly and on time every day unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.
Why is regular attendance at school so important?
Research shows that there is a close link between attendance at school and a child’s achievement.
Your child will achieve better when they go to school all day, every school day.
Children learn better, they make friends, they are happier, they have a brighter future.
If your child is absent, you must contact us as soon as possible on the first day of absence.
Please continue to stay in touch with us if your child continues to be off.
If we do not hear from you, we will telephone you. Please make sure that we have more than one working and up to date phone number that we can reach you on.
If appropriate, we will invite you into school to discuss your child’s attendance and any problems you may be experiencing with our School Home Support Practitioner.
If we feel that the school nurse may be able to help, we will ask for your permission to make a referral to this service.
We also offer support through our School Home Support Worker, Lisa James, who you can contact through the school office.
If your child’s attendance falls below 90%, then the matter may be referred to the local authority