At Castle View Primary School, attendance is one of our main priorities. We want children to attend school, wherever possible, in order for them to thrive in their learning. We appreciate that building good relationships with parents/carers is imperative to children attending school so that we can support families in our local area. We know that children at our school have a passion for learning and we understand that they need to attend school to achieve this.
It is important, now more than ever, that children have regular attendance at school. As we continue through the school year, we do anticipate there will be other viruses that will impact attendance. However, it is essential that students do not take days off where this can be avoided. Even having 95% attendance means having up to 9 days off from school, where children could miss up to 54 hours of learning.
This chart shows the number of hours that your child would be missing in school in relation to their attendance data.
Please only keep your child at home if they are too ill to be able to attend school and please inform school fo the reason for the absence.
We understand that keeping regular contact with parents/carers allows us all to have a focus on children’s attendance. For this reason, we will send out half termly texts to inform parents/carers of their child’s current attendance percentage.
We do not authorise holidays taken in term times unless for very specific circumstances. Holidays taken in term time may lead to you being fined by the Education Welfare Team.
If we identify children who are showing as persistently absent, our attendance lead will contact these parents and offer support wherever possible.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding Attendance. Please speak to the School Office and ask to speak to our Attendance Lead, who will be able to support and answer any questions you may have.