Health Related Absences
We are always concerned if a child does not arrive at school. If your child is absent for any reason, it is essential that you inform the school, by telephone or by email, before 9.00am, on the first day of absence. A message may be left on the school answer phone, sent via Arbor or to the school office email. This message must include the reason for your child’s absence e.g. tonsillitis, and, whenever possible, an expected return date. This date is an approximation; however, it is the parent’s responsibility to keep school fully informed. If no message is received, a member of the school office team will make contact. Reminders will be sent out to parents who fail to do this. Contagious diseases such as chicken pox, measles, etc. should always be notified to the school.
If children need to leave school at a time other than at the end of a school session, a parent or other responsible adult known to the school must collect them. Children are not allowed out of school during curriculum time unless there has been written parental consent and the child is reliably escorted. These procedures are to protect the children from any unforeseeable harm.