Attendance

Attendance

Absences – School attendance is a legal requirement and we have a stringent attendance policy in place which is available on request from the school office. All absences due to illness should be notified to the school office as soon as possible, ideally by phone, before 9:00am. An absence is unauthorised if the school is not notified by phone or in writing as to the reason for the absence and our Pastoral Support Worker will follow these up. The Education Welfare Officer will be involved with persistent absentees and children who continually arrive late. As part of the school’s rewards system, attendance awards are given to children whose attendance is above a certain level.

Lateness – If your child arrives late, they should report to the classroom initially. If the register has been sent to the office, the child is asked to report to the office to be signed in. After 9.15 am,your child is marked as ‘late after registration’ which is classed as unauthorised absence.