At Mason Moor Primary School, we work hard to build effective home school links and believe that working in partnership is vital. Sometimes absence from school is unavoidable: everyone gets ill. By working together we can ensure that absence is kept to a minimum and your child is happy and learning in school.
This guide is designed to help parents understand aspects of school attendance, including the systems for reporting absence and the expectations for school attendance, including the consequences and implications of persistent absence and the rewards of good attendance.
Good attendance means achieving 96% attendance each term of the academic year. This is the same as coming to school for 173 days out of a possible 180.
School Attendance Matters!
As a parent or carer it is your lawful duty to ensure that your child regularly attends school. Failing to ensure that your child attends regularly has a number of serious consequences, most importantly:
· Your child may not learn enough to succeed in life
· Your child may struggle to build and maintain friendships as children chose friends who are regularly at school
· You could face legal proceedings and criminal prosecution, which may result in fines, a criminal record or even imprisonment