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|Attendance during one school year||equals this number of days absent||which is approximately this many weeks absent||which means this number of lessons missed|
|95%||9 days||2 weeks||50 lessons|
|90%||19 days||4 weeks||100 lessons|
|85%||29 days||6 weeks||150 lessons|
|80%||38 days||8 weeks||200 lessons|
Regular attendance is important if your child is to benefit from all the learning opportunities we offer at St John’s School. We monitor attendance very closely every week and all absences must be accounted for. If your child has to be away from school, please let us know the reason. Unexplained absences are followed up with parents as are regular short-term absences. These may require a home visit by the E.S.W. (the Education Social Worker). Please ask to see their identification and remember – he/she is there to help.
The school follows the Local Authority policy which states that holidays during term time are not permitted. Long absences from school can have detrimental effect on standards of work. If you have an exceptional circumstance which gives you no option but to travel during term time, we ask you to discuss this with the school before booking any tickets. The Governors will only authorise leave of absence for up to two weeks in exceptional circumstances. If a child fails to return after two weeks they risk losing their place at St John’s School. The staff work very hard to promote 100% attendance and we appreciate your support in this matter.
Where children are not receiving a full-time education and there isn’t a good reason why not, parents may have to pay a fine.
Parents may also have to attend court where they could receive both a fine and a criminal record.