Regular and punctual attendance is encouraged so that children gain fully from all the educational opportunities available to them at The Tynings School. Once a pattern of good attendance is made it should stay with them throughout their school life and beyond. You can download a copy of our Attendance Policy here, but please be aware that some of our practices have changes as of June 2014 as we now subscribe to an Education Welfare Consultant.
- School Policy is based on guidance from the Department of Education. Schools cannot authorise holidays in term time. The Headteacher can authorise absence for ‘exceptional circumstances’ only; in authorising absence the Headteacher will look at the request on a case by case basis. All absences from school are disruptive and children can miss important stages of the teaching programme. Any requests for absence for an exceptional absence during term time should be made in writing, where possible two weeks before the proposed absence, with supporting evidence as to why an absence should be taken at that time. You will be notified via the school office if your absence has been authorised or unauthorised.
- Sickness – the office should be contacted when a child is first unwell (preferably between 8.30am and 9.30 am). If school is not informed by 9.30 the office will telephone parents to ask for the reason for the absence.
- Medical Appointments – routine medical/dental appointments should be made after school or during holidays whenever possible.
- The school monitors attendance each term; the Headteacher and Education Welfare Consultant regularly monitors children whose attendance falls below 95%. The school will work with parents to ensure attendance matters are addressed.
- Punctuality – the school registers close at 9.00. If a child is persistently late the Headteacher will be notified who will then discuss any problems with the parent. Our school Education Welfare Adviser can also support the family where help is needed.