At Christ Church we have an Attendance Officer, Mrs Clarke, whose role is to support transition into our school, between classes, transition into secondary school and to support children who are vulnerable for whatever reason so that they can access learning in a classroom situation. The role also extends to supporting the Headteacher with Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and by monitoring and enforcing the school's Attendance and Behaviour Policies.
It is the policy of our school to celebrate achievement. Full attendance is a critical factor in ensuring positive educational outcomes for our pupils. Our school will promote and encourage 100 per cent attendance for all our pupils. Our attendance target is set in line with the national target.
Our school will give a high priority to emphasising to parents and pupils the importance of regular and punctual attendance. We recognise that parents have a vital role to play and that there is a need to establish strong home – school links and communication systems that can be utilised whenever there is concern about attendance.
If there are problems which affect a pupil’s attendance we will investigate, identify and strive in partnership with parents, pupils and Education Welfare Services to resolve those problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will adopt a clearly focused approach aimed at returning the pupil to full attendance at all times.
Please read below an introductory letter from our Education Welfare Officer, Jan Thompson.
Holidays in term time
Holiday taken in term time will not be authorised except in exceptional circumstances.
Fixed penalty fines may be issued where unauthorised holiday or unauthorised absence totals 5 days or more.
A term time holiday form should be obtained from the school before booking a holiday.
From time to time, we may send you a letter informing you of your child’s level of attendance, if it is at a level that gives us cause for concern.
Please see our attendance and punctuality policy below for more information:
If your child is unable to attend school because of illness, please inform the school by note or telephone as soon as possible by leaving a message with the school office.
As instructed by the Medical Officer of Health, we request parents/carers ensure the following: