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Every day at school counts

This table of information shows you how important it is that all children have good attendance to make sure they don't miss any vital learning.
 
But what if my child is ill?
Of course children are ill on occasions and when this is the case we readily accept that being at home is the best place to be. Children can't help being ill and as a school we want all our children to be well and healthy and to learn happily and confidently when they are here. However, this traffic light system is a really useful guide to help you to decide when to sent your child to school.

RED - STAY AT HOME    

Raised temperature (of over 38)    

Rashes - can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses such as chickenpox and measles. If your child has a rash, check with your GP before sending them to school
AMBER -TAKE ADVICE    

Headaches - a child with a minor headache does not usually need to be kept off school.
If the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptons such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep your child at home and consult your GP.

GREEN -COME TO SCHOOL    

Cough    

Cold    

Sore throat    

Feeling tired    

We will always contact you if your child becomes ill during the school day.    
If your child is too unwell to attend school please log it on Studybugs to inform the school that your child is absent and to expain the cause of the absence. Please inform us about the nature of the illness and the expected duration of the absence.
If we don't receive your Studybugs text, we will phone home to asertain your child's whereabouts and reason for absence.
Please complete Studybugs on subsequent days if your child is away for more than 1 day.    

There are 190 school days in an academic year and every one counts.

Along with attending school every day, we also want the children to in school on time and ready to learn. The following graph shows how detrimental just being late for five minutes every day dcan be to your child's education. 

If you are struggling with getting your child in school on time daily, please speak to your child's class teacher, Miss McNamee or have a chat with Mrs Summerton our Parental Engagement Coordinator and we will support you to improve this. 

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