All schools have been asked to ensure that children are in school at least 96% of the time. If children have no more than seven days absence over the course of the year, then they will achieve the expected level of attendance.
Our attendance registers are monitored by the local authority and we have to demonstrate that we are doing everything we can to support families to keep attendance at the highest level possible.
If a child is not in school, and we do not know the reason why, we have procedures that we have to follow in this order.
This is because any child’s safety has to be the most important thing. There have been cases where serious injury or even death could have been prevented if schools had been more active in finding out why a child was not in school.
We will arrange a meeting with you if your child’s attendance is causing concern however we would like to remind you of the things we can do to help.
Together we can achieve the best outcomes for your child. Do come and speak to Mrs McLachlan if you are finding any aspect of attendance difficult.
Thank you for your cooperation.