25 May 2017
Learning for all
Attendance is monitored by our Learning Managers, who will contact home if students are absent from school without explanation. The Learning Managers work closely with the local authority to ensure that students are in school, ready to learn. Parents/carers are reminded that schools have been advised by the DfE that absences for reasons other than sickness (including holidays) during term time should notbe authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. All absences should be requested in advance on the appropriate form; we will not usually authorise any absence during Years 10 and 11. Sickness absences may be reported on the absence line – 01981 551006. Please use this number rather than the main switchboard.
If students are unwell during the school day they are assessed by trained first aid staff and parents/carers are then contacted if necessary. Please ensure that we always have up to date contact details so that we can speak to you quickly in an emergency. Students are not allowed to phone home independently from mobile phones, as this can create upset and confusion. If a child needs to phone home, they can do so from the school office.