Grove Junior School
Grove Junior School, Turner Street, Northwood,
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 2NL
Telephone: 01782 234550

Attendance

We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children. We will reward those children whose attendance is very good. We will also make the best provision we can for those children who, for whatever reason, are prevented from coming to school.

We need you to work together:

  • Send your child to school every day on time unless genuine illness prevents attendance.

  • If your child is absent RING into school on the First day of absence.  This is important.  Leave a message on the answering machine from 7.30am in the morning.

  • Avoid taking your child out of school for dental appointments, doctors appointments, shopping etc.

  • Avoid taking your child out of school for holidays.

  • A 90% attendance rate means that they were absent from lessons for the equivalent of one half day every week.

  • This also means that they missed the equivalent of 4 whole weeks of lessons in the school year.

  • If they continue to attend for only 90% of the time during their time at Grove they will have missed 78 days which equates to more than a term.

A common misconception is that a chid is entitled to up to 10 days out of school during the school year. 

THIS IS NOT SO!

Parents can request to take children out of school during term time by filling in an Exceptional Circumstances form.  However, holidays during term time are at the total discretion of the Headteacher. We do not encourage such requests.

All children are expected to attend school during examination periods (internal and external).

Holidays taken without permission will be recorded as unauthorised.  The Education Welfare Officer will be informed.

Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance Leaflet

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We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage the children to attend, and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children. We will reward those children whose attendance is very good. We will also make the best provision we can for those children who, for whatever reason, are prevented from coming to school.

We need you to work together:

  • Send your child to school every day on time unless genuine illness prevents attendance.

  • If your child is absent RING into school on the First day of absence.  This is important.  Leave a message on the answering machine from 7.30am in the morning.

  • Avoid taking your child out of school for dental appointments, doctors appointments, shopping etc.

  • Avoid taking your child out of school for holidays.

  • A 90% attendance rate means that they were absent from lessons for the equivalent of one half day every week.

  • This also means that they missed the equivalent of 4 whole weeks of lessons in the school year.

  • If they continue to attend for only 90% of the time during their time at Grove they will have missed 78 days which equates to more than a term.

A common misconception is that a chid is entitled to up to 10 days out of school during the school year. 

THIS IS NOT SO!

Parents can request to take children out of school during term time by filling in an Exceptional Circumstances form.  However, holidays during term time are at the total discretion of the Headteacher. We do not encourage such requests.

All children are expected to attend school during examination periods (internal and external).

Holidays taken without permission will be recorded as unauthorised.  The Education Welfare Officer will be informed.

Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance Leaflet

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