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Please could we remind all parents that all children need to be in school by 9am – registration If they are late, they risk being marked absent for the morning – they also miss out on teaching time. They disrupt their own education and that of others. On one morning next week and on other occasions going forward, Jane Shaw our Attendance and Welfare Officer will be collecting the names of children who are late as well as their reasons for their lateness. If our records indicate a pattern of lateness it may result in action by the Local Authority to ensure that your child receives the education to which they are entitled. This strategy is operated at other local schools.


Please could we also remind parents that they need to contact school on each day of their child’s absence giving the reason for absence and their likely return date. Reasons absence are recorded as school need to take the decision as to whether to authorise the absence or not.