How to help your child have good attendance
Good attendance right from nursery will give your child the best start in life, and will help them to do well, be independent and successful. Making sure that children attend school regularly is also a parent’s legal responsibility.
All appointments, including doctors and dentists appointments must be made outside of the school day unless it is an emergency appointment. This will help to prevent disruption to your child’s education. Under normal circumstances you should not expect the school to agree to your child to any days out of school or going on holiday during term time.
If you need to request time off during term time you must put your request in writing to the headteacher. Your letter must state clearly the reason why you’re requesting for your child to be out of school, the first date of absence and the date your child would be returning to school. This request will be discussed with the Attendance Officer at the Hackney Education and a decision will be made based on each individual’s circumstances. Please submit requests as soon as you are aware that your child may need time out of school.
Unauthorised absences could result in legal action and you being fined up to £2,500.
More information about attendance can be found on the Hackney Education website.
Absence Reporting Procedure
All parents/carers are asked to follow the following procedures to inform the school that your child will be absent: