As a school we are proud of how many of our children attend regularly.
We are required by law to monitor attendance and if you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to come and speak to Mrs Smith in the office or a member of the senior leadership team.
Requests for absence
In September 2013 the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make it clear that Headteachers should not grant approval for any leave of absence during term-time, including holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. These regulations also state that holidays cannot be authorised retrospectively.
Any requests should be on an official school absence request form and handed into the school office for consideration at least two weeks prior to any holiday/leave arrangements being made. The reason for the request should be given in detail.
You may be issued with a Penalty Notice should leave be taken which is not authorised. If unpaid this could lead to prosecution under section 444(1) of The Education Act 1996.
If absence becomes a concern, the Education Welfare Service may get involved to resolve any problems. During this process they may need to speak with the your child.
As a school we will continue to support with attendance by;
- First day call
- If we don't hear from you on the first day of absence, we will contact again on the second day.
- If we don't hear from you on the second day of absence, staff will carry out a home visit on the third day.
- Sending letters home to alert parents to low attendance
- Arranging attendance panels to establish how we can support and explain next steps