WELCOME TO THE LANGLEY ACADEMY PRIMARY

Attendance

At The Langley Academy Primary, we firmly believe that attendance matters and hope you share this belief too. Pupil attendance and punctuality is closely monitored internally by Mrs Javed, as well as Local Authority Attendance Officers. We have clear steps in place to enable us to work with you to improve your child’s attendance.

 

To give your child the best chance of achieving their best they must attend school every day and arrive punctually. If children do not attend school regularly they will:

  •  Experience difficulty in settling and maintaining friendships
  •  Experience difficulty in their learning
  •  Miss out on a variety of fun activities

 

We know that there will be times when children are genuinely ill and unable to attend school, however, most children build resilience and resistance to illness and should be able to attend school the majority of the time. If your child has a minor illness such as a sniffle or cough, please send them in to school, we are willing to administer medication on your behalf. A child with an attendance rate of 90% misses a half day out of every school week. If this continues throughout school, by the time your child is in Year 11, he/she would have missed more than half of a school year!

 

We are committed to developing outstanding attendance patterns for all children. At the end of each term a special certificate will be awarded to children who have attended over 98% of the time.

 

How do I report my child’s absence?

If your child is unable to attend school, due to illness, please telephone the school office (01753 214450) by 9am to report their absence. If you are unsure of whether to send your child to school, please send your child in. Often children get better when they get into school and see their friends. If they get worse we will call you.

When your child returns from a period of absence, please send in a written note to confirm the absence.

 

What will happen if my child needs medication at school?

During your home visit, we will ask you about any health conditions that your child has, such as asthma or allergies. To administer medication to your child, we will need to discuss this with you and require you to complete a medication form.

 

What will happen if my child is often absent?

The National Average for primary pupil’s attendance is 96%. Therefore, should your child’s attendance fall below this level, you will be invited in to school to discuss reasons for absence and develop a plan to improve attendance. Consistent poor attendance will be lead to referrals to the Local Authority.

 

What if I need a family holiday?

To request leave during term-time you will need to complete a ‘Leave of absence form’. Any leave during term-time can only be authorised by Mrs Bowen. It is policy only to grant leave for exceptional reasons and supporting evidence is needed. Holiday requests will NOT be authorised.