Good attendance at school is necessary to offer your child the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. As a parent you have a legal duty to provide access to education during school hours. We feel that children need to achieve at least 95% attendance to achieve this, therefore, any child whose absence falls below this will be monitored by school. If your child's attendance falls below 90% we will contact you and make you aware of our concerns.
If you or your child are experiencing any difficulties which are impacting on your child's ability to attend school please contact us to see if we can offer any support. Mrs Lowe our Learning Mentor can offer family's support if they have had a change of circumstances which is causing an emotional or practical impact upon the family. She can also offer support if the child is feeling anxious about coming to school or with the transition of leaving home or parent.
Continued poor attendance without reasonable explanation will be addressed by Mrs Evans. We will write to you to invite you to a meeting to discuss your child's attendance and devise a plan to rectify the attendance. If it continues to deteriorate, school may refer to an Educational Welfare Officer who has the powers to instigate legal action against the parent for their child's non attendance at school.
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