Covid Update Attendance Expectations
Attendance Expectations from 8th March 2021
The DfE’s guidance states that school attendance will be “mandatory for all pupils from March 8”.
The usual rules on attendance will apply, including parents’ legal duty to secure their child’s attendance at school.
The ability to issue sanctions such as fines will also be reinstated, and schools will be responsible for recording attendance, following up absence and “reporting children missing education to the local authority”.
Parents should ensure that their children arrive at school on time, in correct school uniform and ready to learn.
Regular attendance is essential to the all round development of the child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them.
Each child has their attendance and punctuality monitored.
Pupils should be in the school playground before 8.55am ready to join their line and should be collected promptly at 3.15pm. The playground is supervised from 8.40am.
All pupil absences are recorded; parents should contact the school on the first day of absence and provide an explanatory letter on the child’s return to school.