Attendance

Every day counts. At Fazakerley Primary School we work hard to ensure that our pupils attend school and are here on time.

For every day your son/daughter arrives on time they receive a SMART stamp. That’s FIVE bonus SMART stamps for just being on time for school!

Every month we have our ‘Pizza the action’ attendance winners draw. The class with the highest attendance each month get a pizza to share!

Our GOLDEN ticket winners who have attendance above 95% for the school year have a special trip to the Showcase Cinema.

 

What should I do if my child is sick?

You MUST contact school as soon as possible. You can either leave a message on our pupil absence answerphone or speak to a member of our office team.

On their first day back at school you MUST send a note in to explain their absence, even if you have left a message or spoken to the school office.

 

What we will do when a pupil is absent

We will contact you by telephone and/or text message.

We may carry out a home visit.

We will ask you to provide a note on your child’s first day back at school’

We may ask for proof of their illness if they have been off for a long period.

We may ask you to speak with a member of our Management Team if your child’s attendance is causing concern.

 

It is the decision of the school as to whether an absence is authorised or not, regardless of whether you contact school to inform them the reason for absence, or complete an absence request form. This is recorded on your son/daughter’s Attendance Record.

 

Please refer to our Attendance Policy on the ‘Policies’ tab on the main page of our website.

 

As a parent you are legally responsible for making sure that your child attends school. If your child fails to attend school without acceptable reason you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted.

Arranging appointments and outings after school hours, at weekends or during school holidays will help to prevent disruption to your child’s education and to the school.  You should not expect the school to agree to your child going on holiday during term time and if you do take them out of school this too may result in a penalty notice.

Struggling to get your child to school?

If you are having difficulty in getting your child to school or think there may be a reason why your child does not want to go to school, you should always speak to your child’s class teacher for help and support.

 

Please read this letter from the Local Authority with regards to changes to School Attendance from September 2015.  Attendance Letter (LA – September 2015 Changes)