School Attendance

We take your child attendance at school very seriously and encourage you to call school as soon as possible if your child is unwell and wont be attending school. If your child has difficulties in attending school we will engage with the family to support you by home visits and attendance plans. We also use parent/carer support plans if your child’s attendance becomes problematic.

As with all schools we are unable to sanction a family holiday in school term time.

Absences

Please notify us if your child is absent as soon as possible by telephone on 01709740074.

If your child is unexpectedly absent and we have not received a telephone call by 9.15am, we will endeavour to ring the parent/ carer in order to ascertain the child’s whereabouts.

If you are struggling with you child attending school please speak to your child key worker so that we are able to help you and your child solve any issues that may have occurred.

Illness and Accidents

If your child is ill please keep them at home to prevent the spread of contagious illness. In the event of sickness or diarrhoea, please keep your child away from school for 48 hours, if unsure please check website Health Protection Agency with guidance for Infection Control In Schools. If your child is taken ill in school our   policy is to contact you by telephone, so that you can collect your child and take them home. For this purpose we shall ask you to complete a form so that we can get in touch with at least one parent or   carer.

It is also helpful if we can have a nearby relative or friend’s telephone number and address so that we can contact them if the parents are unobtainable. It is very important that we are kept informed of changes of address, working hours or other circumstances that could affect your child in school. If an accident happens and a child sustains a serious injury, first aid will be given and we will contact you and call an ambulance if appropriate.