Only a Fool Misses School
The policies and procedures of Victoria School apply to all pupils aged 2-11 years old.
Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential. Pupils need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law. Victoria School fully recognises its responsibilities to ensure pupils are in school and on time, therefore having access to learning for the maximum number of days and hours.
Our policy applies to all children registered at this school and this policy is made available to all parents /carers of pupils who are registered at our school on our school website. This policy has been written to adhere to the relevant Children Acts, Education Acts, Regulations and Guidance from the Department for Education in addition to guidance from the Local Authority. Although parents /carers have the legal responsibility for ensuring their child’s good attendance, the Headteacher and Governors at our school work together with other professionals and agencies to ensure that all pupils are encouraged and supported to develop good attendance habits. Procedures in this policy are followed to ensure this happens.
Children who are persistently late or absent soon fall behind with their learning. Children who are absent from school frequently develop large gaps in their learning which will impact on their progress and their ability to meet age related learning expectations. A child whose attendance drops to 90% each year will, over their time at primary school, have missed two whole terms of learning.
Our Attendance Policy explains the details that guide to school as the attempt to ensure that all pupils receive their entitlement in terms of the expected days at school.
Our First Day Contact procedure explains the procedures we follow to ensure that all our pupils are accounted for on any given school day.
Our Home School Agreement sets out the schools responsibilities towards its pupils, the responsibilities of the pupil's parents and what the school expects of it's pupils.
To report your child absent from school please follow one of these options:
- Contact the relevant school by phone and select option 1 for the absence reporting line.
- Email the school office directly with details of the absence, please ensure you leave your child's name, class and reason for absence.
- Select the relevant Key Stage for your child below and you will be directed to an absence reporting form.