Key Life skills
An important part of your child' readiness to learn is their attendance and punctuality.
We strongly believe that there is a direct link between pupil progress and a child’s level of attendance. We take seriously our responsibility of monitoring and addressing attendance issues and acknowledge that irregular attendance seriously disrupts the continuity of learning for pupils.
It is essential that home and school work together so that all pupils at All Saints get the best start in life.
We monitor attendance and punctuality closely and have used national data sets to guide us in relation to attendance bands but as there is no comparable data for punctuality, these bands are based on what we feel is appropriate in promoting the importance of good punctuality as a key life skill.
Well below expected
Working towards expected
Securely at expected
Working above expected
16 + lates
5 or 6 lates
3 or 4 lates
1 or 2 lates
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When Absence is unavoidable
If a child is been unable to attend school for any reason, a dated letter or email explaining the absence should be sent into the school via the office or class teacher. This could also be done by telephone call or voicemail to the school office. Parents are asked to contact school on the first day of absence. Notification of planned absence for medical or other reasons is necessary and evidence of any medical appointments should be made available.
Parents are discouraged from organising holidays during term time and all such requests will be recorded as unauthorised. Unexplained absences have to be marked down as “unauthorised”.
We operate a first day calling system for any unexplained absences.