At Gildredge House, we believe that regular attendance is important to ensure children are safe and have full access to the educational provision made for them.
At Gildredge House, we believe that appropriate attendance helps children learn good routines of behaviour and disciplines for adult life. It is the responsibility of parents/carers to ensure that their children attend school at the times specified. It is the responsibility of the school to promote good attendance and to have systems in place to keep accurate records of school attendance. Attendance at school must be maximised in order to raise the achievement of all students and improve their prospects in adult life.
Health, Illness & Absence
If your child is absent from school due to illness, please telephone the School Office on 01323 400650, Option 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please notify the School Office if your child is unwell on each day of their absence. Please refer to the Attendance Policy [PDF] for full details.
We do expect all children to attend on a daily basis, but if a leave of absence is required due to exceptional circumstances, please complete a Request for Withdrawal from Learning Form [PDF] a minimum of 14 days in advance of the day(s) concerned.
Attendance: Reception – Year 4
All children should arrive from 8.30am and enter their classroom. They should be encouraged to organise their belongings e.g. book-bag and coat for themselves. While staff are available for a quick word, they will also use this valuable time to talk to the children and read with them. If your child arrives after the 8.45am start, they should be checked in at the School Office.
Your child will be checked out from the appropriate door by a member of staff at the end of the day. If your child has been booked into the After-School Care Club, they will be escorted there. Each child will only be checked out to the parent/approved adult. If your child is to be collected by another adult, please ensure this is written in the child’s home/school contact book and an Authorisation to Collect my Child Form [PDF] is completed.
Please ensure that your child is picked up promptly in order to allow staff to engage in other appointments and duties. When leaving the After-School Care Club, children must be signed out by the person collecting the child. If a child is not collected at the appropriate time, we will follow the procedure as outlined in our Uncollected Child Policy [PDF].
Attendance: Years 7-13
Students register with his/her Form Tutor at 8.25am; it is important that all students are present for registration. If your son/daughter arrives after 8.25am, he/she is recorded as late and must sign in at Temple Grove entrance. Students late for morning registration without good reason may serve a lunch time or after school detention. Consistent lateness and poor attendance will be followed up by Tutor or Heads of Year, according to our Attendance Policy [PDF].
Should your child need to leave school during the course of the day for a medical appointment, the School Office should be informed in advance on 01323 400650 or email@example.com and an appointment card should be provided as evidence of the appointment to the School Office. A note of explanation should be recorded in the Student Planner to allow your child to leave a lesson. Students leaving school before the end of the school day need to sign out at the School Office.