Kilmorie Primary School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils. Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them. The Governors, Headteacher and Staff in partnership with parents have a duty to promote full attendance at Kilmorie Primary School.
Our school aims to meet its obligations in regard to school attendance by:
- Promoting good attendance and reducing absence, including persistent absence
- Ensuring every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
- Acting early to address patterns of absence.
Monitoring Attendance and Lateness
Our expectation is that a child’s attendance is 96% or above at the end of the school year. The school closely monitors attendance and lateness to try to minimise poor attendance and punctuality through
- Staff speaking to parents and carers as and when concerns arise
- The Pastoral Care and Family Support Manager contacting families whose attendance is below average to try to find ways to improve
- The Pastoral Care & Family Support lead writing to parents when attendance or punctuality does not improve.
Keeping your child off school due to illness
When a child is unwell, parents are expected to contact the school before 8.30am on the first day of absence informing the school of the reason for absence.
This document (do I need to keep my child off school?) from HSC Public Health Agency contains advice on when children should stay off school and nursery, and when they can return.
Guidance on infection control
This useful document from HSC Public Health Agency, provides advice about preventing the spread of infections by ensuring: routine immunisation, high standards of personal hygiene and practice, particularly handwashing, and maintaining a clean environment