Regular school attendance is an important part of giving your child the best possible start in life. Talking to your child and their teachers could help solve any difficulties you may have in getting your child to go to school and there are other forms of support available if you still have problems. The law requires parents to make sure their children receive full-time education suitable to their needs. As a last resort, schools and the Education Authority (EA) have legal powers to deal with poor attendance.

 

What to do if your child is late? 

Children are expected to be in school on time everyday as teaching begins immediately and it is important that your child doesnt miss out. Children who arrive after 8.50am must come through the main entrance and report to the main office. if your child arrives after the registers have closed at 9.30 then it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence. 

 

What to do if your child is absent? 

We completely understand that there will be times that your child is unable to to attend school because of illness; however we ask that you could let us know the reason for your childs absence as soon as possible with an indication as to when they might return to school. You can leave a message on the schools answer phone or you are more than welcome to come in to the office to let a member of the team know the reason for your childs absence. 

 

What to do if you are going on holiday during term time? 

Due to goverment legislation all holidays that are taken during term time will now be unauthorised and a fine will be issued by the local authority unless it is for exceptional circumstances for which evidence would need to be provided. The local authority issues the fine and the school recieves no money. Headteachers have been given the powers to refer continual lateness/absence to the Educational Welfare Service. 

 

Sam and Sammie

Doncaster Council have launched the Sam and Sammie Website to help promote attendance throughout Doncaster. There are a lot of fun games and activities so check them out by clicking on the link below

Attendance Policy

The greater the ATTENDANCE, the greater the ACHIEVEMENT      

5 minutes late each day = 3 days lost per year

10 minutes late each day = 6½ days lost per year

15 minutes late each day = 10 days lost per year

20 minutes late each day = 13 days lost each year

30 minutes late each day = 19 days lost each year