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Attendance policy update

Application for absence during term time

Attendance and Punctuality

We continue to make attendance and punctuality a priority at Caldew School. The school fully recognises the link between good attendance and punctuality and good attainment.

We can only achieve this with your continued support. I look forward to working with you in the future to help to give your child every chance to be successful and gain good qualifications that will give them a brighter future.

Rewards will be given to students who have excellent attendance and those who have significantly improved attendance. Each term, we will be rewarding the best Form attendance within each House with an award breakfast, where students will enjoy a banquet of breakfast goodies.

Did you know?…

If a child is absent just one day a week, over the course of their secondary school career they will miss one whole year of schooling.

When your child is absent;

  • Call the school as early as possible on the first day and every day of absence
  • Provide a note on the day your child returns to school, explaining the reason for absence

Medical appointments

Medical appointments should be arranged outside of the school day. However, where this is not possible your child does not need to miss a whole day from school for an appointment.

  • Send them to school with a copy of their appointment letter. This will allow us to sign them out in time for them to reach their appointment.

Please note that term time holidays should only be taken in special circumstances and all medical appointments should be supported with a parental letter and appropriate appointment card.

If you require support with your child’s attendance or would like to discuss a holiday request, please contact me at Caldew School.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our parents for their support in ensuring that their children attend regularly and punctually on a daily basis.

Mrs T Richardson (Attendance Officer)