Attendance and Medical Appointments - Southgate Primary School
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07/08/18

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20/07/18

Have a great summer! 😜 https://t.co/nvguc1jnpa

20/07/18

And that’s a wrap! A huge thank you to each and every parent for their help and support this year. The entire team would like to wish you all a very happy and safe summer! ☀️

20/07/18

SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12.15pm TODAY! Please make sure you are here to collect your child promptly!

20/07/18

REMINDER - Year 6 Leavers Assembly at 9am today!

19/07/18

A reminder that school closes at 12.15pm tomorrow!

17/07/18

Year 6 parents. We’re doing well for time! Expected return time is 7:45. ☺️👍

17/07/18

Year 6 parents. The children have had an amazing day at Kidzania! They’re now enjoying the final experience of the day... a long traffic congested drive home(!) We’ll keep you updated but we can confirm we will be later than 7:30.

17/07/18

A reminder that tmrw we will be having a Great Book Giveaway! Due to a surplus of library books, we are giving away booos tmrw in the hall at 3pm in exchange for a small donation. See you there!

17/07/18

Dear , Thank you so much for allowing our Year 6 children to be the first to try your workshop! The children have had an incredible time making, playing and discovering. Magical memories have indeed been created today. ☺️ https://t.co/Pg6Rj4dF1B

17/07/18

Yr6 have been busy coding this morning on the school switches, designing and coding steering wheels, guitars and cat flaps! https://t.co/3B9lHMoWTL

17/07/18

Thank you for coming to watch! https://t.co/ixvp47b3gT

17/07/18

Very proud of our Year 6 children! https://t.co/tgceQ8aMFZ

17/07/18

Brilliant day had by all yesterday for Year 6!! Cinema screening of the premiere of their movie “The Greatest Yeargroup” followed by lunch and bowling! What a way to end their time with us at Southgate! https://t.co/WdQusZzq92

17/07/18

We had a whole school attendance assembly to celebrate excellent attendance over the term and year. Certificates were given out, extra playtime rewards were given. A special few children who achieved 100% attendance had a film session with some sweet treats & goodies! Well done! https://t.co/B7oZ1Lf1Qa

17/07/18

Whole class mark making keeping Ireland class cool and calm in our last week! https://t.co/1oseTVhXa1

16/07/18

Here we go...The Greatest Yeargroup premiere is about to happen at Cineworld Crawley! The red carpet is laid, we are awaiting the arrival of the mayor!

14/07/18

Oh, and speaking of Monday... All Year 6 children come to school as normal. Parents and carers can meet their children at the Cineworld foyer at approx 10:10 for a 10:30 start. Full uniform please. 😎

14/07/18

What a busy week it’s been! A huge thank you to all parents and carers who came along yesterday and took part in our GLF one year in celebration day 👍 We hope you enjoy the weekend and look forward to seeing you all Monday feeling fresh!

13/07/18

🎵If you go down to the woods today...🎵 Early years are enjoying their Teddy bear picnic with parents and carers 🐻! We have had a wonderful day celebrating being part of the GLF! https://t.co/xxlNn2sGDw

Attendance and Medical Appointments

Excellent attendance is fundamental to an excellent education. Our Attendance policy follows the policy outlined by the Education Secretary, stating that children are not to be absent from school for holidays or other non-essential reasons during term time.  Only in exceptional or mitigating circumstances will an absence be approved. 

Illness

If your child is unwell and unable to attend school or absent from school for any reason, (including medical appointments) please phone the school on 01293 525 966 before 9.00 am. 

We have an answerphone where you can leave a message before the office opens.  You can use the absence line option 1 or speak to a member of the office from 8.00am. 

If we do not receive any information from a parent in the morning, we will ring parents/ carers asking them to phone the school. If we do not hear from you we will pursue all contacts regarding a child’s absence as part of our safeguarding policy.  Please leave a message by 9.00 am each day of their absence.

If your child has either vomiting or diarrhoea, they should stay at home for 48 hours from the last bout.  This is a recommendation from Public Health England to protect other pupils and staff.  If a child is sent into school within the 48 hour period, we will contact the parents and ask for the child to be collected from school.

Any absence can result in a loss of continuity for your child’s education and upset their balance of learning. As a school, we are required to provide details of all unauthorised absences to the Local Education Authority.  

Medical and Dental appointments

We ask that you please make every effort to avoid booking medical and dental appointments during school time.  Where this is unavoidable, parents should put this in writing to the school office and attach a copy of the appointment card or letter before the date of the appointment.   Please also include the time you will need to collect your child.  On the day of the appointment, please send a note to your child's class teacher with the time you will be picking your child up so that the teacher knows what time to send them to the office.  If your child will be late into school because of a medical or dental appointment, please phone the school (01293 525 966) on the morning of the appointment and leave a message on the absence line before 9.00 am.  If arriving late, please ensure that your child is accompanied and signed in by an adult at the school office for safeguarding reasons.

Other Absences

Requests for absence during term time will not be authorised unless there is deemed to be an exceptional circumstance.  Parents must make an appointment to see the Assistant Head prior to any potential absence to discuss individual circumstances.  Local Authorities have the power to serve parents with a Fixed Penalty Notice if a child has significant or repeated days of unauthorised absence.