At St John's we actively promote and encourage good attendance by pupils and staff at school. We keep parents informed about the percentage levels of attendance particularly those who may fall below the “Persistent Absence” threshold of 90%. Children are rewarded on a termly basis for excellent attendance in school.
September 2015 – July 2016 attendance figures:
3.50% authorised absence
0.04% late marks before registers closed
Our Attendance Administrator, Mrs Stacy Fagg, monitors attendance and works closely with our Education Welfare Officer (EWO), Mrs Amy Lambert. They monitor attendance figures and meet termly to discuss any emerging patterns or concerns.
The school day begins at 8.50am with registration. All children should be in school ready to be registered at this time. If your child is unwell, please contact the school office on 01884 253630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 9.10am. If no correspondence has been made to school regarding a child’s absence, admin staff will attempt to contact parents or carers to ascertain the reason for non-attendance.
NOTE: Emails will be accepted for a 1 day absence. For absences more than 1 day, you will need to contact the school office directly by phone. Furthermore, if your child is unwell for more than two days, we will require medical evidence on day 3.
Each term we will send home a letter regarding attendance for each pupil. The letters are colour coded and indicate whether attendance is good (green) satisfactory (amber) or a cause for concern (red).
If your child’s attendance falls below 90%, a referral will be made to the EWO who will monitor attendance with Mrs Fagg.
In line with government requirements, holidays will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances if an application is made to the Governing Body. Please note, exceptional circumstances do not include financial reasons or visiting relatives. Please refer to the S2 form on this page for guidance.