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Paget Primary School, Paget Road, Pype Hayes, Birmingham

Attendance and Punctuality

Regular Attendance

Regular attendance means your child can make the most of their education, improving their chances in adult life. School will also help your child’s social skills, such as making and keeping friendships.

Poor Attendance

Irregular or poor attendance at school leads to pupils underachieving and underperforming in their learning. As well as academically it can also affect them socially and emotionally.

Punctuality

Lateness has a strong negative on children's learning.

Children who arrive late to school must report to the school office. Parents of children who are persistenly late for school will meet with school staff.

Illness

Do not keep your child at home 'just in case' when they could be at school learning. School will always contact you if your child needs to go home.

Medication can be administered in school if prescribed from a doctor.

If your child is ill, please inform school by 8.30am each day and give an estimated time when they will return. Failure to do so may incur an unauthorised absence. Phone every day, it is your responsibility.

Medical Appointments

If a child needs to see the doctor, dentist or visit the hospital, we ask parents/carers to make appointments out of school hours. However, if your child needs to leave school during the school day you must always inform the office staff.

If it is to attend a medical appointment ,evidence, such as a letter, appointment card, text message or signed compliment slip must be shown to the office staff before an authorised absence will be granted. Without evidence, the absence will be unauthorised.

Holidays During Term Time

Holidays in term time are not permitted and will not be authorised by school unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Parents/carers who choose to take holiday in term time must inform school and fill out the appropriate paperwork. Parents/carers are at risk of a Fixed Penalty Notice from the Local Authority. For further information, please see our Attendance and Punctuality Policy.

What will school do if my child's attendance is low?

If your child’s attendance is low, you may be contacted and asked to meet with school staff. Depending on the level of attendance and the circumstances for absence, school will work with you to improve the situation. In some cases, we may make a referral to MASH for support. If attendance fails to improve, parents could face prosecution.

We are Here to Help

Paget has a network of support and offer advice to our families on any aspect of school life. If you wish to speak to either Miss Spiers or Miss Green, you cant contact them on 0121 464 3902 or 07493 838732 or by email at attendance@paget.bham.sch.uk.