As a school we will expect our students to achieve at least 96% attendance.
If you have any queries regarding this change, or any other attendance related matter please contact the school's Attendance Manager.
Attendance and Punctuality
We encourage parents/carers to ensure their child achieves a maximum attendance. However, should your child be absent for any reason please phone 01452 530389 by 8:30am on each day of absence or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a message has not been received by 9:15 am our Attendance Manager will contact you via text/phone.
An excellent attendance record is essential if you are going to be able to perform to the best of your ability at school
If a student has to stay at home because of illness please follow these steps:
- Parent or carer should contact the school before 8:30am on each day of absence and leave a message on the absence line.
- State the full name of the student, students form and conditions of illness.
- Parents and carers may be asked to supply a doctors note/supporting evidence following absence due to illness.
If a student is absent from school without permission this will be identified as truancy and appear as such on school records, students will incur a sanction for this.
Medical and dental appointments
Unless genuinely unavoidable all medical and dental appointments should be made outside school time. If there are on-going medical issues please let the school know so arrangements for extra support for your child can be made.
Family holidays must not be arranged during school time because it disrupts work and progress. Family holidays during school time will not be authorised.
As a school we recognise that sometimes a student may need to have time away due to special circumstances, please contact the Attendance Manager to discuss your needs further and put forward any arrangements to the Head Teacher.
Students should be in the first lesson to be registered promptly at 8:40am, if they arrive after 8:40am they must sign in with the Attendance manager. Lateness may be counted as an absence if a student arrives after 9:15am. A lunchtime detention will be issued for any student that is late to school twice in one week and persistent lateness will trigger further sanctions. If a student arrives late and fails to sign in it is likely parents and carers will receive a text message or phone call from our Attendance Manager.
Fixed term Penalties
Gloucestershire Local authority have implemented a system of fines for parents and carers of students who have 10 or more unauthorised absences from school. For more information please visit the Gloucestershire Local Authority website here http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/article/107600/Attendance-and-absence-from-school.
The world is run by those who turn up
- Attending school every day = 100% Attendance
- Attending 4.5 days a week = 90% Attendance = 4 Weeks missed per Year
- Attending 4 days a week = 80% Attendance = More than half a term missed per year
- Attending 3.5 days a week = 70% Attendance = More than a quarter of the school year missed.
- An average attendance of 80% or less across a childs school career adds up to missing a whole 2 years of school.
- Being late for school reduces learning time
- If your child is late 5 minutes every day = 3 days learning a year missed
- If your child is late 15 minutes every day = 2 weeks of learning a year missed