Arrival and registration
All children should be in the playground ready to come into school at 8.45 am each day. The register is taken immediately after arrival to the classroom. The register is taken twice a day and therefore a day counts as 2 attendances.
Morning registration ends at 8.55am. If a child arrives after the registration period he/she must enter and be registered by the parent/guardian at the main Reception desk stating the reason for being late and will be marked in the register as Late. Arrival later than 9.30am will automatically be classed as unauthorised absence, unless previously discussed and agreed with Attendance staff. The afternoon register is taken at 12.45pm in KS1 and 1.00 pm in KS2.
It is also essential that children arriving and leaving school with a parent/guardian outside the normal hours are signed in or out by the parent/guardian at the Reception office. The signing in/out register in the reception office is used in the case of fire as an appendix to class registers.
Audits are undertaken regularly by the Education Welfare Officer to ensure they are kept accurately by teachers and to assess the reasons and incidence of any absences.
Procedure for absence
First day of absence
The Parent/Guardian should contact school to inform of the reason for absence, discuss any relevant issues and possible date for return. Contact should be made with school for each day of absence unless otherwise agreed.
IF NO MESSAGE IS RECEIVED FROM PARENT/GUARDIAN BEFORE 9.30AM
The Pastoral and Child Protection Manager will contact the Parent/Guardian by telephone/text message regarding the pupil’s absence. If no reason is given or no contact can be made the absence will be recorded as unauthorised and the Pastoral and Child Protection Manager will make a home visit.