Absences & Safeguarding
Children are no longer able to take holiday leave during term due to statutory guidelines. Students taking time off for holidays or holiday-type activities will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’ absence; we will disaggregate those figures to any outside agency that makes a request for attendance data.
The Headteacher still has some powers to authorise absence in exceptional circumstances such as interviews, medical treatment, open days and funerals. If you need to make a request for exceptional leave, please complete the form on our resources page (INSERT LINK HERE).
Please ensure that you regularly check your children’s hair for headlice/nits and make an effort to tie up long hair while in school.
Children can return to school 48 hours AFTER their last bout of diarrhoea and sickness. If medicine needs to be administered at school, please complete the form on our resources page (INSERT LINK HERE).
Protecting our children from the dangers posed by using the internet requires parents and children to know the basics of internet safety.
Check out our Internet Matter's useful guides on keeping your children safe online.
Children must always:
- Always ask for an adult’s permission before using the internet.
- Never give out personal information e.g. name, home address, school or any telephone numbers. If they are asked for this information, they must tell an adult straight away.
- If a website asks for a name or email address, always check with an adult.
Help and advice in all aspects of family life, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is available from Parentline on 0808 800 2222.
Childcare, support for families with disabilities and advice about tax credits is available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm from the Family Information Service on 0800 195 1635.