Good attendance is vital if your child is to achieve and make good progress. We monitor attendance daily. Term time holidays are not authorised and could result in fines being issued.
Children are expected to attend school for the full 190 days of the academic year, unless there is a good reason for absence. There are two types of absence:
Parent(s)/carer(s) are expected to provide an explanation on the first day that the absence occurs. This can be by letter, telephone, personally at the office or by appointment.
Where concerns are raised about the level of an individual child’s attendance the following procedure will be followed:
Rudheath Primary Academy supports the Fast Track Prosecution System in co-operation with the Education Welfare Service. Cheshire West and Chester County Council, in conjunction with schools, may issue Fixed Penalty Notices for non attendance.
The Principal may in exceptional circumstances grant leave of absence during term time. The application must be made in advance and parents should request a meeting with the Principal to discuss the request. The Principal must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the leave.
If your child misses school without permission it could result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty Notice (Fine) or other legal action being taken against you.
The school day begins at 8.55 a.m. Any child arriving after that time is considered to be late. Children arriving after 9.05 a.m. will be recorded as late in the register, and arrival after 9.35 a.m. is recorded as unauthorised absence.
Parents who arrive late in the morning will be asked to sign the “Late book”. Frequent lateness will result in parents being invited to a meeting with the Principal.
School begins at 8.55am and all pupils are expected to be in school for registration at this time.
Pupils who are consistently late are disrupting not only their own education but also that of others.
Where persistent lateness gives cause for concern further action may be taken.
Where any attendance or non-attendance issue triggers a cause for concern linked to a child protection or safeguarding issue the Principal should be informed immediately. The principal will then choose the most appropriate course of action taking advice, where necessary, from the LA Child Protection team.
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