We take absence very seriously at Beaufort and will keep you informed monthly about your child’s attendance percentage. The minimum target for all children is 95%, although of course we would prefer no absence at all! To maintain good attendance, a child would need to have less than ten days of absence in any school year. This includes any days off sick, lateness and medical appointments.
In order to keep your child’s attendance as high as possible, you can:
- make any medical appointments between or after these times, so that they do not miss registration;
- send your child in to school if you are ‘not sure’ if they are ill. Rest assured that we will send them home if they are unwell in school;
- ensure that you do not take any time off school for holidays or other days unless they are absolutely essential. Only essential days will be authorised and only then for children with high attendance.