Reporting an absence
Contact with parent/carer if a child is absent from school
Parent/carer to inform office by 8.25am of child's absence and reason for absence (please leave a message on the absence line or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office will ring first priority contact from 9.15am to check on absence if no message received from parent/carer - a follow up phone call will be made to the second and third contact if the first contact has not been reached
3 contacts must be provided to school for making contact for absence and emergencies- one of which must be a contact not living in the home
If the school has been unable to make contact with the child's parent/carer and has no reason for a child's absence, the school will contact other agencies by 10.00am as part of our duty of care towards children.
Contact with parent/carer if a child is not picked up from school
Office will ring parent/carer to inform them their child is still at school if they have not made contact already - a follow up phone call will be made to the second and third contact, if the first contact has not been reached
If a child is not picked up from school by 4.15pm and no contact has been made with parent/carer, the school will contact social services as part of our duty of care towards children.
Covid-19 what to do if you have a positive result:
Please contact the school immediately by telephone during week days between 8am-4pm 01271 376252.
Out of Hours - over weekends, before 8am and after 4pm – please email your child's name and a copy of their positive PCR results to inform us if your child has received confirmation of a positive Covid-19 result. A member of the school staff will contact you back as soon as possible.
For your child to make the best possible progress and development at school it is important they attend school every day.
Attendance and punctuality are an important part of preparing children for future education and adult working life.
• Non urgent medical/dental and other appointments should be arranged out of school hours. Parents are requested to provide a medical card/letter for authorisation of the absence.
• Absence which hasn’t been explained will remain as unauthorised.
• When children have had more than 5 individual periods of illness in one school year parents/carers will be asked to provide medical evidence for the illness to be authorised and a meeting with the leader for supporting children with medical needs.