Why is it important to ensure my child is attending school?
There are many reasons why it’s important for your child to be at school within term time:
- Regular school attendance is vital in ensuring that children maximise the educational opportunities available to them.
- It is also an important element in keeping your child safe.
- Statistics and research tell us that non-attendance impacts upon children’s abilities to achieve Expected+ Levels in their End of Key Stage 2 SATs examinations at the end of Year 6.
- Attending school regularly also reduces anti-social behaviour and reduces poor attitudes in behaviour for learning.
What can I do to help with my child’s attendance?
To help your child’s attendance as well as adhere to the new Penalty Notice Code of Conduct you can:
- Send your child to school on time every day.
- If your child is unwell, contact the school on the first day of absence and return your child to school as soon as possible.
- Make sure your child knows you do not approve of them missing school.
- Take holidays during school holidays.
- Talk to staff as soon as any issues arise.
Full details of our policy on attendance is available below.