Attendance and Welfare

School Attendance

Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their children of compulsory school age receive a suitable education. It is also vital that they encourage their child’s regular and punctual attendance at school.

At Anerley Street we believe that for children to achieve their full potential they need to attend school regularly. Children should be at school on time every day. If your child is absent, parents should contact school on the first day of the child's absence to notify them of the reason and when they will return to school (if known).


Dental and Medical Appointments

If at all possible we ask parents not to make appointments during the school day. We understand that this is difficult where hospital outpatient appointments have been made for you, but on most occasions these do not take up most of the day and your child could attend school before or after the appointment. Please bring your appointment card into school for verification. School will make a note of the appointment for future reference on your child's attendance record. In emergency cases, please bring evidence of the appointment afterwards and then it will be authorized.


Holidays

If you are considering taking a holiday in school time, you must write to the Headteacher requesting this, your child’s attendance record will be taken into account.

The Local Authority have a new policy which clearly states that if families take a holiday or extended leave without permission or when unauthorized, a penalty notice may be served. A penalty notice is a fine of at least £60, increased to £120 if not paid within 21 days. If penalty notices are not paid the Local Authority may prosecute parents in the courts.

Snow and Bad Weather

School will always be open unless you receive a text message from school. Please send your child into school as normal.


Medicines

If your child is receiving any ongoing medication prescribed from your doctor, parents must complete a medication form which can be obtained from the school office. Medicine or tablets must NEVER be given to a child to be brought into school. If you have any issues or concerns speak to Miss Bi.


School Trips

All school trips involve rigorous risk assessments by staff. Children are fully supervised by experience school staff.