Mrs Jo Brown
Designated Safeguarding Lead
We have high expectations for good attendance and punctuality. We work hard, together with our parents, to make sure our attendance is high. We, and the Local Authority, monitor the attendance of all our pupils closely. We aim to have an attendance of 96% or higher. You will be notified if you child's attendance falls below this.
We do celebrate good attendance each week. Certificates will be given to our Attendance Champion of the Week for each class - these are awarded to children who achieve 100% attendance for that week. Each half term, we also celebrate those who have had 100% for the duration.
Registration and morning tasks take place in the first few minutes in class, so punctuality is important.
Absence through illness or medical appointments
If your child is ill, we ask that you please ring the office on the morning of their absence. If for any reason your child is not at school and we haven't received a message we will make a courtesy call home to you to ensure your child is safe.
From June 2013, schools no longer have any authority to authorise absence for a family holiday during term time. Any such absence is unauthorised and may incur a Penalty Notice (please see Penalty Notice policy below.)
In the event of a family deciding to take a holiday during term time, an ‘Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances’ form (please see below) must be completed and submitted to school with sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.
More information regarding this may be found on the East Riding website.
The schools ‘Absence from School in Exceptional Circumstances’ policy follows the Local Authority Policy. It details the circumstances in which the Headteacher may authorise an absence. An ‘Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances’ must be completed and submitted to school with sufficient time to enable the school to consider the request and inform parents of the decision.
Late Arrivals to school are increasing and we would like to offer our support.
Over the past eighteen months, many children have missed valuable learning opportunities and we acknowledge the challenges families are experiencing as we move forward into a more normal school routine. We are committed to maximising time in school to offer all of our children the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our school day starts as soon as your child arrives and begins with the teaching of reading. Reading is our highest priority as this gives access to the full curriculum for your child and all of our staff are firmly committed to ensuring every child is ‘a reader’.
If your child continues to arrive late to school this opportunity is missed and detrimental to their educational attainment and attendance levels. Low levels of school attendance impacts upon your child’s school experience overall and this could develop into a significant barrier to their future options and career aspirations.
Please be reassured we are here to help and would really appreciate contact from you in the event you may wish to discuss this with us. Working in partnership with our families is our focus and prioritising your child’s education and wellbeing is our ultimate aim.
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