Attendance and School Holidays:
All attendance and holidays issues are dealt with by our attendance officer: Mrs J. Winspear. Mrs J. Winspear ensures that children are punctual and attend regularly. Mrs. J. Winspear performs the following tasks:
Parents should also ensure children attend school before and after medical/dental appointments. Print outs detailing your child’s current attendance are available from Mrs. J. Winspear. At the end of each academic year you will receive a coloured sheet showing your child’s attendance.
Green Sheet: attendance at or above 97.0% = excellent attendance
Amber Sheet: attendance between 90.0% and 96.9% attendance is a cause for concern
Red Sheet: attendance below 90.0% is unacceptable
As you may be aware amendments have been made to the 2006 ‘Attendance Regulations’ in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments, as described below, came into force on 1st September 2013.
The amendments make clear that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during termtime unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Therefore from 1st September 2013 the only ‘exceptional’ holidays in term-time that will be authorised are those due to:
Please note leave will be granted to those serving in the armed forces and shift workers who can show that a holiday in term-time is unavoidable.
Any holidays taken without permission will be marked as unauthorised and penalty notices will be issued.
Please note amendments have also been made to the 2007 ‘Attendance Regulations’ in the Education
(Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments, as described below, came into force on 1st September 2013. Amendments to the 2007 reg ulations reduce the timescales for paying a penalty notice. Parents must, from 1st September 2013, pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days. If after the 28 days no payment has been made the LA would begin court prosecutions. The money made from penalty notices is retained by the Local Authority.
It is important to note that these changes are being implemented by the government and NOT the
school. More information can be obtained from Mrs. J. Winspear.
All unauthorised absences are investigated and are recorded on a child’s attendance record. Absence that the school are unable to authorise include:
There may be occasions when children are not collected from school. If this situation were to arise we will carry out the following procedure:
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