The Education Act states that no child shall be absent from school without sufficient reason. A note signed by a parent/caregiver stating reasons for a child’s absence should be sent to school when the child returns.
Children missing school:
While it is sometimes necessary for parents to take children from school for a short time, or for a child to miss a day for reasons other than sickness, please consider these points:-
* disruption to class programmes can occur because of pupil’s absences;
* frequent absences can cause a child anxiety as they find it difficult to keep up with class work;
* If your child is going to be absent, please phone the school – we can then be satisfied that your child has not gone missing on the way to school;
* If absences are unexplained, you will be contacted.