ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE

Staniland Academy actively promotes and rewards good attendance so please make sure your child attends regularly and on time.  The school is open from 8.40 a.m. each morning so children can enter before registration at 8.50 a.m.

Time missed from school may affect academic progress and children may find work more difficult when they return.  Younger children may also find it hard to socialise with their classmates.

Phoning the school if your child is absent

  • Please ring the school absence line on 01205 365527 and choose Option 1 from the menu to leave a message.  You must contact the school on every day of absence.
  • If your child is absent and we have not received a message, you will be sent a text message reminder for you to inform the school of your child’s absence.
  • If school is not notified of an absence after a text message has been sent, school will phone to find out about an absence.
  • If no contact is made with the school, please be aware that a home visit may be made by our Education Welfare Officer.

 

Holidays

Government regulations introduced in September 2013 state that pupils should not be taken on holiday during term time.  The law states that parents do not have an automatic right to take their child out of school for this.

Any absence may now only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. The decision rests with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Federation Educational Welfare Officer.

Should you need to take your child out of school for exceptional circumstances during term time, an appointment will need to be made with the Education Welfare Officer and you should contact the school office in the first instance.

Absence could result in a Fixed Penalty Fine being issued under Section 444(B) of the Education Act 1996.