We fully understand that parents, guardians and carers face very challenging decisions when their child is ill. I have put together some frequently asked questions and answers to hopefully aid your decision when deciding if your child should attend school.
Why is attendance so important?
Good school attendance gives students a high chance of success. By attending each day, students ensure that they learn all content required, form good habits and most importantly are safe. Attending each day will not guarantee success but students displaying a good attitude to learning along with good attendance have a better chance of reaching their full potential.
My child has a mild cold? What do I do?
Colds and similar viruses will still occur, you can still send your child into school.
My child has a minor injury? What do I do?
Notify the school, we will plan to support your child through the school day.
My child has contacted me using their mobile phone telling me they are unwell, what do I do?
Please contact the main reception, we will check on your child and contact you. Please do not organise to pick up your child without notifying us.
My child is feeling better this afternoon. What should I do?
Send your child in, every minute counts.
My child is refusing to come into school I know/ don’t know the reason.
Contact reception and ask to speak to your child’s Head of Year or contact them directly using their work mobile number. In this situation we will want to support your child quickly and provide the necessary advice.
We hope you find this information helpful. With the disruption we have all faced during recent challenging times, it is understandable for some pupils to have not settled into good attendance routines yet. By working together early this academic year, We are confident we will support your child to have good attendance and therefore have a successful year. As always, we thank you for your incredible support and the superb work you do in supporting us.