It is important to telephone Mrs Hughes in the Attendance Office (01892 831477) at the start of any absence and every day thereafter that your child is unable to attend, so that we are aware and the reason for the absence can be recorded and not recorded as unauthorised. On return, students should also present to the attendance office to inform them that they are back in school. If you are unable to ring, please email Mrs Hughes on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to enabling all our students to achieve their full potential. To do this it is vital that our students and parents/carers involve themselves fully in a commitment to ensure our students attend the school for the maximum amount of available time. Excellent attendance enables students to achieve and take full advantage of the range of opportunities attendance at this school offers. Irregular attendance places students outside our caring community and undermines the education process and our duty to safeguard them. This situation leads to educational disadvantage and can place our students in a vulnerable position.
We recognise that for the vast majority of our students, good school attendance is a well‐established habit for success. However it is important to clarify parental responsibilities with regard to punctuality and attendance:
Thank you for working in partnership with us to achieve the highest possible levels of attendance and punctuality at Mascalls.
Mrs Hughes – Attendance Manager