It your responsibility to ensure that your child comes to school. Expectation is that all pupils have 100% attendance. We closely check the attendance of all our pupils. If your child is not HERE they cannot LEARN.
If your child is going to be absent from school, please ensure you contact the school office on 01642 673761 or email email@example.com by 9:15am on the first day of your child’s absence. Tilery operates a ‘first day response’ system, and will phone parents when their child is absent if school has not been informed of the reason why. If no valid explanation is given your child will receive an unauthorised absence mark.
These might be for:
- illness, medical, dental appointments (however please try to make these outside of school hours);
- days of religious observance;
- other absences in term time can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances
These are absences without valid reasons
- Visits to hairdressers
- Birthday treats
- Trips to visit relatives
- Punctuality – Children who arrive after school starts are deemed late. Their education is affected. All late children must enter by the main entrance and report to the office to register their arrival.
Too many unauthorised absences can lead to the Local Authority Attendance Officer becoming involved and fines issued.
HOLIDAYS IN TERM TIME
All family holidays will be unauthorised. If you have booked a holiday in school time, a holiday request form must be completed and handed into the school office. You can download the form using the link below or by contacting the school office. The Head Teacher is NOT permitted to authorise school holidays unless in extremely exceptional circumstances.
If your child’s absence falls below 95% you will be subject to attendance proceedings with the Local Authority. From September 2022, schools have to appoint a member of the senior leadership team to become an Attendance Champion.
Tilery Primary School’s Attendance Champion is Mrs J Stanyard – Headteacher.