As you are aware, attendance is an incredibly important factor in the progress your child makes in school. The attendance at St Joseph’s has always been good and we appreciate and thank parents for their support and help. However, as a school we are always mindful that we need to strive to maintain and improve our standards in every way and attendance is no exception.
Below are two charts which detail how many lessons can be missed over a period of time if a child is regularly off. These are intended to help parents understand what impact days off can have over a school year. Obviously, every child can be unwell at times and we have always asked that children return to school after illness when they are fully recovered.
Our school attendance is regularly monitored by the Head Teacher. If a child’s attendance falls below an expected level we will contact parents to discuss how we can support the child so that their attendance can improve.
Our Attendance Policy, including details on requests for term time absence, is shown below.