Janet Duke Primary School operates a first day calling system. This means we ask you to phone the school on the first day your child is absent. If we have not heard from you by the start of school then the School Attendance Office will contact you to check the reason for your Child's absence.
We have an answer machine in operation between 5.00 p.m. and 8.00 a.m. so it is easier for you to notify us of a child’s sickness. Please telephone 01268 543744 and leave your child’s name, class name and reason for absence.
1 day off per school year = 99.5% attendance
10 days off per school year = 94.7% attendance
20 days off per year = 90% attendance
90% attendance in primary school means:
THEY WILL HAVE MISSED A WHOLE YEAR OFF SCHOOL IN THEIR EDUCATION.
PUPILS WITH 90% OR BELOW ATTENDANCE WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE
EDUCATION WELFARE SERVICES.
Appointments can only be granted if supported by an appointment card. No child will obtain an authorised mark if taken out of school early without proof of the appointment.
If your child has sniffs or snuffles we are happy to administer medication prescribed or not. If your child is off for the whole week medical evidence MUST be provided or the attendance will automatically be unauthorised.
Wherever possible please make appointments out of school time. Please do not take off a whole day when half will do.
Please note if your child gets an unauthorised late mark this will affect their overall attendance. All children should be in class by 8.55. Lateness is detrimental to your child’s learning as they miss the vital part of the lesson.
Attendance is your legal responsibility.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Salmon the School Attendance Officer