Good attendance at school is key to success, both academic and social. Our curriculum is progressive and relies on children learning and knowing key information before they move onto the next step in the learning process. School absences lead to a disruption in this process, and it can be difficult for children to catch up on lost learning. Additionally, frequent absences can lead to friendship issues - children move on in their play and, if their friend is not in school, will often choose to play with someone else instead.
It is the responsibility of all parents and carers to ensure children are in school regularly and on time and to provide a reason for any school absence. It is the responsibility of the school to monitor school attendance and to pick up on frequent absences or patterns in school absence. The school buys into support from the Education Welfare Team and will always investigate and, if appropriate, challenge poor attendance, involving our Education Welfare Officer if appropriate.