Lateness is disruptive to ALL children and we know that routine is the key to success to make sure children arrive punctually.
At home, routine is the key to making simple changes for success. Here are a few tips to try with the family:
The Education Welfare Officer constantly monitors the registers and will intervene with all cases below 95% or if lateness is becoming a barrier to progress or welfare.
We don’t have a huge issue with unexplained absences and our safeguarding systems have been recognised as being highly effective however there have been public cases in the past where schools have not chased up the reasons as to why children are off of school. It has then transpired that there have been tragic circumstances around these absences, e.g. illness of a parent and a child unable to seek help.
We will do everything we can to prevent such situations occurring and the childrens safety is paramount to us all.
Our attendance target is for all children to attend school for at least 97% of the year; however we do recognise that there are times when children will be unable to attend school.
If a child is not going to be in school parents or carers are expected to call the office on 01302 539249 to speak with a member of staff or leave a voicemail. This must happen before 8.45am on the first day of the absence.
If we have not heard from parents by 9.10am then we will start to call all the contact numbers that you have provided in order to gain an explanation for the absence. We expect that parents provide the school with 3 different emergency contact numbers. If we still have not been able to ascertain where the child is then we may make a home visit. However if still haven’t been able to get a response then we will report it to the police as the child will then be classed a ‘missing child’.
This procedure is to ensure that we know where your child is and that you are all safe.