Regular school attendance and good punctuality are paramount to good student outcomes. At Alvaston Infant and Nursery School we are committed to encouraging good attendance and are robust in monitoring attendance: taking action when attendance fails. We provide a full and efficient education for all and to encourage our students to strive for excellence. By getting your child to school on time, every day, you help build your child’s future success’.
Our Attendance Officer is Mr Joe Babicki:
If your child cannot attend school, parents are required to contact and leave a message on the school absence line by 8.45am. We require you to call every day of your child’s absence. If we do not receive a reason for your child’s absence then we will try and contact you to find out why your child is not in school. Should we be unable to contact you we will ask our Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) to carry out a home visit. The EWO may also do a home visit if your child has been absent for more than three days.
Wherever possible, we would ask that medical appointments be made outside of the school day, although we understand that this is not always possible. If you child does need to attend a medical appointment, ie dentist, doctors, hospital etc, you may be asked to provide evidence of this appointment. This can be in the form of a compliment slip from the surgery/other, giving your child’s name and date of appointment, bearing an official signature and stamp.
Holidays in Term Time: A reminder that we are unable to authorise holiday during term time. Leave of absence applications are intended for families where there is an exceptional circumstance that requires a child to be away from school. If you do feel that you have an exceptional reason for requesting leave of absence, please complete a leave of absence form, available from the school office. Holiday taken during term-time has an impact on your child’s learning and attainment. In line with Government advice, if children are taken out of school without the Headteacher’s authorisation, a penalty notice may be issued.