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Attendance

Denham Village School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential.  The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

 

The school will establish an effective system of incentives and rewards that acknowledges the efforts of pupils to improve their attendance and timekeeping and will challenge the behaviour of those pupils and parents who give low priority to attendance and punctuality.

 

To meet these objectives Denham Village School will establish an effective and efficient system of communication with pupils, parents and appropriate agencies to provide mutual information, advice and support.

Punctuality

Pupils can come into school from 8.55 am and the school day starts promptly at 9.00 a.m. If a child arrives at school after 9.00 a.m. without prior arrangements having been agreed, he/she will be deemed late.  Registers close at 9.00 a.m. and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded.

 

Pupils arriving at school after 9.00 a.m. must enter through the main entrance and report to the school office to be signed in by an adult. Pupils leaving school for any reason must report to the office before they go so that we can ensure that they are appropriately chaperoned and signed out.  Registers are also taken when the children return to classes after lunch. Unexplained absences will be investigated by the school.

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What is expected of the pupils?

•  To respect themselves

   and others

•  To do all they can to

   attend school regularly

   and punctually

• To inform a trusted adult

   if they feel that they are

   being bullied

• To encourage friendship

   and a sense of

   belonging

• To be happy and

   encourage others to feel

   happy

What is expected of the Parents?

• To keep requests for their

   child to be absent to a

   minimum

• To offer a reason, or

   medical proof, for any

   period of absence,

   preferably before the

   absence or on the first

   day of absence

• To ensure that their child

   arrives at school on time,

   a reason should be

   offered for any lateness

• To work closely with the

   school to resolve any

   problems that may

   impede a child’s

   attendance

• To take family holidays

   during school holiday

   periods and be aware that

   requests for holidays

   during term time will be

   refused except in special/

   exceptional

   circumstances.

• To be aware of curriculum

   requirements and be

   especially vigilant with

   regards to attendance

   during important

   academic times such as

   SATS, phonics screening

   etc.

• To support their child and

   recognise their successes

   and achievements

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