Parents/carers should notify the school before 9.15 am on the first school day of his/her child’s absence from school. If the reason for absence is sickness and it continues – or is likely to continue – for more than a week, medical evidence should be obtained and submitted to the school. If any child is absent and the school has not been notified, the school office will ring the child’s parent/carer.
If contact cannot be made, the office will try and contact the parent by another means such as text or email. Telephone calls will continue on subsequent days until contact is made. If contact cannot be made after a number of days, or if there are concerns about a child, the Education Welfare Officer will be asked to make an education welfare visit, where they may then begin legal proceedings by issuing a fixed penalty notice if deemed necessary.
Wherever possible, we ask parents to try to make doctors and dentist appointments before or after school. Where this is impossible, parents should inform their child’s class teachers, or the school office and it will be noted in the register.