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Absence and Attendance

Attendance

 

Regular attendance at school is very important. Below is some guidance which should help improve attendance and communication with school.  This will ensure your child’s attendance is recorded accurately.

 

Please contact ellesmerej@ssscs.co.uk if your child is unwell and unable to attend school

 

“The Education Act 1996 states “If any child of compulsory school age, who is a registered pupil at a school, fails to attend regularly, the parents of the child shall be guilty of an offence”.

 

  • Your child should attend school every day and on time.
  • You should contact the school on each and every day of an absence
  • You should make every effort to get your child to school even if they are feeling unwell. The school will always contact you if the child deteriorates.
  • Make sure the school have the correct contact details especially if there is an emergency.
  • Don’t be offended if the school contact you. It is for the safety and welfare of your child.
  • If you do have issues that prevent your child from attending, discuss these issues as soon as possible with the school. Do not leave it. Contact the school and ask for an appointment to talk about the problems.
  • If your child has any health issues please make sure the school are aware and, if appropriate, can make arrangements, e.g. asthma pumps, Epipen.
  • If you feel you need to take leave during term time you must put your request to the Headteacher in writing. It is the Headteacher who has the discretion to authorise the absence, if he feels there are exceptional circumstances to justify this. Each request is taken on individual merit.
  • There is no doubt that attendance and achievement go hand in hand. Your child’s attendance is their future.
  • Should your child’s attendance remain poor, after all possible intervention, legal proceedings will be considered.

 

Absence

 

Any absence, other than illness, must be requested 2 weeks beforehand, using our Leave of Absence Form or it is available from the reception area.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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