Mrs Mitchell issues her weekly newsletter every Friday afternoon via ParentMail. A hard copy is available from the school office team if you would prefer to receive the information in this format. Parents are encouraged to read the newsletter each week as it contains important and useful information about things that are happening in school.
We have been given renewed guidance from the Department of Education for attendance. As you know, in September 2021 attendance at school was again made mandatory and since then the usual rules on attendance have continued to apply.
It is a parents/carers’ duty to ensure that their child of compulsory school age attends regularly at the school where the child is a registered pupil. Please let us know the reason for your child’s absence, by email or telephone message. If we know the expected return date, we do not need you to let us know each day your child is off. However, if you have not given us the expected return date, we do expect that you contact the school each day to confirm your child’s absence. It is our responsibility as a school to record attendance and follow up all absences. If you have not advised us of your child’s absence, this procedure involves us contacting you by email/ telephone and making a ‘safe and well’ visit to the home if there is no response from you. If there is no response when we visit the home, then we contact the police. Obviously this is a last resort and we do not want to do this, so please keep us informed throughout your child’s absence from school. In all instances where absences are not authorised, enforcement actions can be considered by the local authority, including the issuing of penalty notices.