As a school we are working very hard to make sure children do not have gaps in their understanding. Our target is for every child to achieve at least 96%, that is no more than 7 days absence, over the whole year.
Parents are reminded that they should not book holidays during term time and try, where possible, to make medical appointments outside of the school day or in school holidays.
Remember time off has a significant effect on your child’s progress.
Regular absences from school can affect:
- Attainment levels – the quality of school work, qualifications gained
- School routine – disrupting your child’s learning and that of the other pupils
- The chances of children and young people being involved in anti-social behaviour
- A child or young person’s general well being and long term life opportunities
- Improving regular attendance at school is therefore a key priority, both locally and nationally
We are aware that children can miss school due to unavoidable illness. Please ensure that you communicate the reasons for your child’s absences on the first day of absence. If there are long term attendance difficulties, then please discuss this with us so that we may support the situation.
An Independent Education Welfare Support Service is now working with our school to support Attendance, Punctuality and Welfare needs.
The Staff have a wealth of experience of supporting pupils and families, carrying out regular visits and communicating with families when necessary.
If you feel you need this support then ask your school to contact them.