Good attendance and punctuality at school are important if teaching and learning time is to be maximised and pupils are to get the most they can out of their time at school. Here at Rokeby Park Primary School we are working extremely hard to ensure attendance and punctuality is good and that pupils understand the importance of attending school and being punctual. We believe that having a positive attitude towards attendance and punctuality is an important life skill.
This year our attendance target is 96.1%. Each term all pupils with 100% attendance are entered into the attendance prize draw with the chance of winning a fantastic prize. At the end of the academic year all children who have achieved 100% attendance are awarded for this fantastic achievement.
Thanks go to all our families for ensuring that our pupils attend school every day and for not taking children out of school for holidays and appointments. Please note the school will not authorise absence for any holidays taken during term time.
Illness – Reporting your child’s absence
If your child is ill and absent from school, please ring the office before 9.15 am with the reasons for the absence. For safeguarding reasons, we keep careful records of attendance. If you do not contact the school regarding your child’s absence the school office will contact you to discuss the reason for the absence. Please be aware that if your child is absent for medical reasons, we will require evidence of the illness/absence according to LA and school policy (see our attendance policy on our policies page).
Common Diseases and the Minimum Periods of Exclusion
Chicken Pox – 5 days from onset of rash. Rubella – 6 days from onset of rash. Measles – 4 days from onset of rash. Mumps – 5 days from onset of swelling. Diarrhoea and/or vomiting – 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea and/or vomiting. Slapped cheek – none. Hand, foot and mouth – none. Conjunctivitis – none.