Sandy Lane Primary has a new Consultant Education Welfare officer.
Cherie Green is working with our Inclusion Leader Mrs Walker and discussing strategies to raise our attendance figure from 94.1% at the end of September 2020 which is below average.
Cherie will hold panel meetings with parents where she will discuss any attendance issues, she will be monitoring late arrivals in the morning and during an unannounced late blitz she will also bring a team of Education Welfare Officer’s into school. Part of her role will be to carry out home visits to families where their child is absent from school and they have not informed school on that day.
Attendance is a very important part of a child’s education, if they are not in school they miss out on their learning and progress suffers.
Cherie aims to work with the school and parents to improve attendance in a supportive way.
Attendance Figures Week Ending 11.12.2020
Every school day counts and lessons missed can never be repeated. Children who have frequent short or long absences do not do as well as children who attend 95% to 100% of the time.
Please support our school and your children by ensuring they attend school regularly. Our attendance target for 2020/21 is 96%.
If your child has 10 unauthorised absences (2 absence marks per day) in a 6 week period parents can be fined £60 per parent per child.
Please try to make appointments (dentist, doctors etc) out of school time apart from hospital appointments which cannot be changed.
Following changes to the Pupil Registration Regulation in September 2013 Headteachers will only grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.
Please take your holidays in the school holidays.
Informing School When Your Child is Absent
It is very important that you contact school if your child is not coming in that day.
You can let us know in any of the following ways;
- By phoning: 01274 546493
– This line will be answered or you can leave a message
- By emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By coming in to the office
- By letter/message sent in with another parent
If your child is off school for more than one day, please contact us every two days to let us know when your child is likely to return to school.
Please do not send your child to school if they have a temperature. If they have sickness or diarrhoea please leave 24 hours from the last time your child was ill before they return to school.
We will contact you if your child is not in school and we have not heard from you. It is our school policy to make a home visit if your child is not in school and you have not contacted us by 10am.
We will always contact you if your child is unwell at school and needs to go home so please let the office know if you change your mobile/home phone numbers.
If your child is late into school or has to be collected before the end of school you will need to sign your child either in or out of the ‘signing-in’ computer in Reception. (This is in case there is a fire at school where all pupils/adults have to be accounted for.)
Please let the school know if someone other than you as parents are to collect your child from school.
In the Reception classes you will need to complete a form if someone other than parents are to collect your child at the end of school.