The Health and Safety of our whole community is of vital importance, particularly at this time. It is essential that we all work together to keep our school open and all of our pupils, parents and carers and staff safe and well.
We know that irregular patterns of attendance can have a negative impact on a child's social, emotional and academic development. It is vital that children attend school regularly and on time to ensure that they have every opportunity to engage with learning and with their peers.
Following the full return to school in September, school attendance is mandatory once again and has been from the beginning of the autumn term. This means from that point, the usual rules on school attendance apply, including:
- Parents’ duty to ensure that their child attends regularly at school where the child is a registered pupil at school, and they are of compulsory school age (i.e. from their 5th birthday).
- Schools’ responsibilities to record attendance and follow up absence
- The availability to issue sanctions, including fixed penalty notices in line with local authoriries' codes of conduct
Daily attendance is compulsory from a child's 5th birthday. Children are expected to attend school with a percentage of over 96%.
School attendance will be monitored in the usual way. Parents and Carers must contact school by 10am if their child is not coming in. Failure to do so will mean absence is recorded as unauthorised.
Low attendance will result in contact from Mrs Hughes, our Family Liaison Officer and attendance letters will be issued to when attendance falls below 90% regardless of the circumstance.