Dear Parents/Person with Parental Responsibility,
As we begin a new academic year, I write to clarify the attendance expectations of our Local Authority and our attendance procedures.
When the pandemic began and schools were impacted by extended absences and lockdown, the government made it clear that no parent would be penalised or sanctioned for their child’s non-attendance at school. School attendance is now mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age, and it is a priority to ensure that our students are regularly attending school.
We understand that there is still some apprehension over how to manage potential illness, and hope that the following helps to clearly define actions households should take.