Together Everyone Achieves More
Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their child(ren) attend school regularly and arrive on time. Regular attendance is essential to the all round development of the child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them. Poor attendance undermines their education and sometimes, puts pupils at risk, encouraging anti-social behaviour. It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent by 9.30am. This is a safeguarding issue so that all parties know that your child is safe.
The Role of the School Staff
The Head of School has overall responsibility for attendance. Class teachers complete a register at the beginning of each morning and once during the afternoon session. Marking the attendance registers twice daily is a legal requirement. (The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006) Teachers mark pupils present, absent or late. The class teacher notifies the Head of School of children whose attendance is causing concern.