Absence - First Day Contact|
Absence – first day notification
Due to some tragic incidents nationally which were widely reported in the press, we have reviewed our emergency contacts and first-day calling procedures for absences:
It is therefore very important that we have your most up-to-date contact information.
Please note that it is your responsibility to let school know if your child is absent. Please let us know by the register close time if your child will not be attending school. A telephone call - 01946 691865 (please leave an answering machine message if there is no answer or if we are engaged) or a message with a friend or neighbour will do or alternatively you can email school on – firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text message to the school’s text messaging service – 077 862 011 69. Please state your child’s name, your name and the reason for absence on any form of message sent.
Please inform the School Office of any changes in your or your alternative emergency contacts as soon as possible so that we have the best possible contact information.
Thank you for your help with this very important safeguarding matter.
Mrs C I Taylor
Attendance Procedure Information|
Research shows that children who attend school regularly are more likely to be successful.
A child who misses a day of school each week misses an equivalent of two whole years in their school life.
Missing school leads to gaps in education that become difficult to fill.
Kells Infant school overall absence percentage is 5.9% which is above the average for schools nationally - which stands at 4.0%.
As a school we need to focus on reducing our level of absence, particularly the level of persistent absence which is 15.0% which is well above the average for schools nationally – which stands at 8.7%.
Your child will be classed as Persistent Absentees if they are absent for 10% or more sessions.
Kells Infant school recognises the links between attendance and attainment and we are committed to work in partnership with parents to ensure that all our children achieve their full potential.
School has put together an Action Plan to improve attendance and we hope by working together we will see an improvement in our overall absence percentage.
Action Plan To Improve Attendance
Mrs C I Taylor - Head Teacher