Attendance and Inclusion Worker
We have appointed Don Readman as our school Attendance and Inclusion Worker. Don’s role is to support those children and families who have issues with attendance and punctuality. Don will visit families and identify methods of improving the child’s attendance. Where there is no clear improvement in a child’s attendance, the family will be referred to the local authority for further action.
Each term we give a certificate and attendance pencil to all the children who have achieved 100% attendance for the term. At the end of the year we give a certificate and prize to all those children who have 100% attendance for the whole year. A trophy is awarded to the best attending class each week at the Friday Achiever’s Assembly.
Regular attendance and punctuality at school is essential for every child. Any request for leave of absence must be made prior to the event and must be for exceptional circumstances. Evidence will be required to support any term time leave of absence. Holidays are not classed as exceptional circumstances. If permission from the headteacher is not requested for a leave of absence during term time, children will be given an unauthorised absence and parents may face a potential fine for continued high levels of absence.