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Attendance

Did you know?
"5 minutes late each day means three whole days lost each year
17 days missed from school each year equates to a whole GCSE grade.
Attendance affects learning, future earning, wellbeing and a sense of belonging.
The way that schools function today means that even if a child misses one or two days s/he may miss out on key learning and find it difficult to ‘pick up’ from where the other children are due to missing the teaching input and the build up. Certainly if a child is absent for a week s/he will miss a unit of English and Maths"

 

At Puss Bank School we recognise the importance of regular and punctual school attendance and how this impacts on the continuity and progression of every child's development. We work closely with parents and the wider school community to support children and families. You are encouraged to seek assistance by talking to your child's class teacher if you have concerns about your child's attendance.

 

Attendance and punctuality are monitored regularly so that we can identify attendance problems and offer assistance where necessary to those families. We recognise those children who have 100% attendance by awarding badges and on a weekly basis we report on the classes with the best attendance in each Key Stage.

 

It is recognised that there are exceptional circumstances that can impact on a child's attendance and we encourage families to keep the school informed in such situations. Details on our  term time holidays can be found by clicking on the links below

REQUEST FOR LEAVE OF ABSENCE IN TERM TIME

 

The 2013 regulation amendments make clear that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence (holiday) during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The amendments give parents no entitlement to take their child out of school for a holiday in term time. The Head teacher and the Governing Body will determine what the exceptional circumstances are.

 

TAKING YOUR CHILD OUT OF SCHOOL WITHOUT THE SCHOOL’S AUTHORISATION MAY RESULT IN THE LOCAL AUTHORITY ISSUING A FIXED PENALTY NOTICE TO EACH PARENT/CARER FOR EACH CHILD.

 

Penalties for unauthorised absence

Timeline

One child

Two children

Paid within 21 days

£60 per parent

£60 per child = £120 per parent

After 21 days and before 28 days

£120 per parent

£120 per child = £240 per parent

After 28 days

You will be summons to appear before the Magistrates’ Court on the grounds you have failed to secure your child’s regular attendance.

You will be summons to appear before the Magistrates’ Court on the grounds you have failed to secure your children’s regular attendance.

Term Dates- Sep 2017 - Aug 2018 / Sep 2018 - Aug 2019