Lambourn Primary School recognises, values and respects each student’s individuality.
We believe that every student is entitled to the highest possible quality of education and consequently place an extremely high priority on excellent attendance. We celebrate achievement and recognise that regular school attendance is a critical contributory factor to a productive and successful career. Full and/or improved attendance will be actively promoted and encouraged for all of our students. Irregular attendance undermines the student, school and the community as a whole; it can impair academic progress and may place pupils at risk of involvement in anti-social and/or criminal behaviour
In order for the philosophy of this school to effectively work in practice, several expectations are placed upon all those involved:
Our expectations of Pupils
- Attend school regularly and on time.
- Arrive on time for all lessons and be appropriately prepared for the school day.
- Inform a member of staff of any problem that may hinder their attendance at school.
- Be equipped and ready to learn.
- Our expectations of Parents
- Encourage their children to attend school regularly.
Our expectations of Parents
- Contact the school whenever their child is unable to attend school .
- Ensure that their children arrive on time and are well prepared for the school day.
- Keep in contact with school with confidence and inform the appropriate member of staff if any problem occurs which may hinder their child’s regular attendance or behaviour in school.
- Seek to attend meetings in school to discuss their child.
- Where improvements are not made and children have persistent absence, the school will contact parents via letter asking for an improvement and explanation of low attendance.
Authorised Absence - is defined as:
- When a pupil is absent as a result of illness and an acceptable explanation has been received
- Religious Observance (as defined in the exemptions list)
- Where a child has had a fixed term exclusion from school
- Medical/dental appointments (sight of appointment card should be requested).
- Appointments should be made outside of school hours wherever possible and the minimum amount of time should be taken.
- Exceptional circumstances (unavoidable absence) this does not include holidays taken in term time or family needs.