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Late/Absence Procedures

Procedures

 

  • Doors open at 8.50am which is when we expect all children to be in school. All external gates close at 9.00am.

  • Year 4, 5 & 6 pupils not in school to be rang to find out why they are not in school by 9.45

  • Years EYFS, 1, 2 & 3 pupils not in school to be rang to find out why they are not in school by 10:00. 

  • Any families that cannot be contacted a text will be sent to contact the school.

  • On the first day off school for a vulnerable child: If no contact can be made with parent/ carers social worker to be contacted to inform of absence.

  • On a second day absence for a vulnerable child: No contact for 2 consecutive days a home visit will be done to check the well being of the child(ren). If no contact has been made a safe and well check will be asked for via the police

  • On a third day absence for a non vulnerable child:  No contact for 3 consecutive days a home visit will be done to check the well being of the child(ren). If no contact has been made a safe and well check will be asked for via the police.

  • Any children arriving 15 minutes after the close of morning register will be marked as late by the office and a note of the time will be made on the register.

  • Any reasons for pupils not being in school to be noted on the register.

 

Monitoring

 

  • Once every half-term attendance figures will be monitored by the Senior Leadership Team

  • For children who sit between 90% and 94.99% where there is no justified reason for low attendance, a letter will be sent to the parents informing them that their child is at risk of becoming a persistent absentee

  • For children who sit below 90% where there is no justified reason for low attendance, a letter will be sent to the parents requesting attendance at a School Attendance Panel meeting

 

Leave of Absence for Exceptional Circumstances

 

  • Parents will write to the Headteacher in order to request a leave of absence for exceptional circumstances.  Family holidays cannot and will not be authorised.

  • This will be analysed and authorised/unauthorised by the Headteacher

  • Additional information may be requested from the parent to seek proof that the request is genuine

  • Fines may be issued by Lincolnshire County Council once children have returned to school.

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