Attendance and Punctuality
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) articles supported:
Congratulations to all children who are currently achieving 100% attendance so far this year. Regular attendance is crucial for a successful and rewarding school experience. Each week, classes who have achieved the highest percentage of attendance receive a trophy during assembly and also receive a special shout out on the weekly newsletter. Also, at the end of each school year those children who have 100% attendance will receive a special prize!
What shall I do if my child is sick?
If your child will be absent from school, please report their absence by contacting us at 0161 223 0231. If we do not hear from you before 9.30 am, we will ring you to check on the safety and wellbeing of your child.
To maintain high levels of attendance we would like to highlight the following points:
- You will be giving your child the best possible chance to reach his/her potential if she/he attends school regularly and on time.
- The Headteacher is not permitted to grant any leave of absence during term unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- Holiday leave would not be considered an exceptional circumstance.
- If exceptional circumstances arise, a request must be sought in writing, before the absence.
- In those cases where permission is not granted, your child will be considered absent without authorisation. This may result in action being taken against a parent/carer. Under the anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, an authorised officer of the City Council has the power to issue each parent/carer with a Penalty Notice for each of their children who do not attend school regularly. Failure to pay a Penalty Notice may result in prosecution.
- Our nursery offers full-time places. After an agreed period of transition, children are expected to attend full time.
- The school monitors attendance carefully and uses the data in a number of ways, including picking up any problems a child might be experiencing at school or at home. Teachers will talk to children and parents/carers if they suspect a problem to try to resolve the issue and improve attendance.
- Parents/carers are encouraged to alert class teachers if their child appears reluctant to attend school.
You can find our school attendance policy below