Covid-19

Attendance & Reporting Absences

Our Family Support Advisor, Kathryn Maddison, works to ensure that all students benefit from the education we provide by attending school regularly.

Kathryn works with pupils and their families to support parents/carers in helping them to meet their legal duty by ensuring that children attend school regularly and on time.

We use incentives and rewards to acknowledge the efforts made by our pupils to attend regularly and for those pupils who work hard to improve their attendance and timekeeping.

Attendance related information will be sent to parents/carers on a regular basis, and parents/carers will be alerted if their child’s level of attendance falls below our whole school target of 96% (the national attendance rate is currently 96%).

Attendance and punctuality is monitored daily, parents/carers and pupils who give low priority to attendance and punctuality will be challenged. We strongly discourage family holidays during term time. Please check our school calendar and term times before booking holidays.

Reporting Absences

If your child is ill and unable to attend school you must inform main reception before 9.30am. If you fail to do so, our Family Support Advisor will contact you, so please ensure the school has up to date contact numbers.

We also request a written letter explaining the nature of your child’s absence, on their return to school.

Please let us know beforehand whenever possible, if children have dental or medical appointments during school hours. Appointment cards must be provided.

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OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’

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‘Communication systems between classroom and
additional support staff are good and mean that these pupils have access to the
full range of the curriculum suited to their needs.’

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‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
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‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’

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confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’

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yet aware of others.’

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