If your child needs to be absent from school for any reason please phone us by 8:35am on our direct line (01228 822646) or by selecting option 1 when ringing main school number (01228 822644).
If you do not get in touch you will receive a text message to inform you that your child is absent. Please ring us or respond to the text as a matter of urgency. It is of vital importance that you contact us in the event of each absence – this is to ensure that your child’s whereabouts are known and that they are safe.
Please bear in mind that if a student is going to be absent for 5 or more days for illness/medical reasons we kindly request that medical evidence of some kind is provided to cover the absence. This is to help in avoiding any unnecessary involvement from the Attendance Team due to low attendance caused by medical reasons.
If your child is absent from school for 5 days or less individual class teachers and the Team Leader should be consulted to ensure that missed work is caught up on. For long term absences an appropriate programme of reintegration will be organised with the Head of Year and other relevant staff (School Nurse, Attendance Officer or Inclusion Team). Reintegration is an individualised process but may be in the form of an adjusted timetable to allow for 1:1 time in the Inclusion Unit to catch up on core subjects with an agreed timescale for re-joining all lessons full-time. The reintegration programme will be reviewed and adjusted as needed in order to ensure that students are supported throughout.