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Attendance

 

Your Child’s education is important; together we can ensure that they achieve their full potential.

 What your Child/Children miss if they take extended leave for 2 week or 4 weeks. 

Subjects

2 Weeks (10 days) Extended Leave)

4 Weeks (20 days) Extended Leave

Mathematics

2 topics and 10 lessons

4 topics and 20 lessons

English

Punctuation and Grammar

10 lessons

1 type of writing

Punctuation and Grammar

20 lessons

2 types of writing

Phonics

FS and KS1 – 10 new sounds

FS and KS1 – 20 new sounds

Guided Reading

4 Guided reading sessions

Opportunity to read with an adult 10 times.

8 Guided reading sessions

Opportunity to read with an adult 20 times.

Science

Key topic

Whole science topic

Learning Challenge Curriculum

2 Key aspects in answer to the learning challenge questions.

4 Key aspects to answer to the learning challenge questions

P.E

2 Key skills

4 Key skills

 

If your child takes extended leave it is very difficult for them to catch up on their learning as outlined above. This means that they may need to move groups so that their needs can be met and gaps filled. It is very difficult for them to maintain their levels if they have missed so much particularly as new concepts continue to be taught each day.

 

If you are considering taking your child/children on extended leave please consider the table above. Do you want your child to miss so much and be left behind with their learning?

 

If you do take any leave of absence and your child/children’s attendance falls below 90% then they are classed as being a ‘Persistently absent pupil’ (DFES guidance 2016) and medical evidence is required for any further absences. Your child/children’s attendance is then monitored weekly and if there is any other unauthorised absence this may result in a Penalty Notice Warning letter being issued which can result in fines of £60 per child per adult. If this remains unpaid after 21 days it doubles to £120 per child per adult. Non Payment of the Penalty Notice results in automatic prosecution in the Magistrates Court.

  •  School is open for 195 days per year, which leaves 170 days for leisure time.
  •  90% attendance equals half a school day missed each week.

In one school year that would mean the loss of four weeks of classes.

 Raising the pupils levels of attainment can be achieved by improving attendance and reducing levels of persistent absence and are important factors in this goal. This cannot be achieved without your co-operation and while we would like to thank you, we must ask for further support in this crucial area.

 

WE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT BY NOT TAKING LEAVE DURING TERM TIME

Attendance Policy

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