Good attendance and punctuality is essential otherwise your child will miss valuable leaning opportunities. We are always working hard to improve attendance at Heasandford and we offer various incentives to promote it.
As a school we have a target that the Government expects us to reach. We are aiming for 96% attendance but obviously we cannot achieve this without your help and support. It would boost our target if medical appointments could be made after school, whenever possible.
Please remember that the main reason for absence is illness. If your child is absent please inform school by 9:30 am, at the latest. We operate a first day response system where we will contact you if your child is absent and you have not contacted school. To minimise unauthorised absences you are also asked to send a note in to explain the reason.
Our registers are regularly inspected by the Pupil Attendance Support Team (PAST) who will discuss any problems regarding attendance with those parents concerned.
The headteacher cannot authorise any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances which will need to be evidenced by the parent. A meeting with the headteacher will be required and a fine will be issued by the court officer if not authorised by the headteacher.
Please encourage children to be punctual by remembering school times:
Morning school: 9:00 am -12:15 pm
Afternoon school: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Latecomers should always report to the school office.