- Anti Bullying Policy
- Accessibility Plan
- Accessibility Plan Objectives 2019-2020
- Attendance Policy
- Behaviour Management
- Behaviour Policy
- Capability Policy
- Charging and Remissions Policy
- Child Protection including Safeguarding
- Addendum to Child Protection Policy - COVID19
- Code of Conduct Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Data Protection Policy
- Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against Members of Staff and Volunteers
- Dorset Admissions Policy 2019-2020
- E Safety Policy
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Policy
- Exclusion Policy and Procedures
- GDPR Regulations
- Guidance for schools on records made when there are safeguarding or child protection concerns
- Appendix 1 - Procedure for Access to Personal Information
- Fair Processing Notice
- First Aid
- Grievance Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Intimate Care Policy
- Instrument of Government of Community Schools
- Lettings Policy
- Looked After Children
- Mobile Technology
- Offsite Events and Adventurous Activities Policy
- Paying Governors Allowances
- Policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions and managing medicines
- Prevent Risk Assessment
- Private Fostering
- Protection of Biometric Information
- Recruitment and Selection Policy & Procedure
- School Information Report 2018 - 2019
- Social Networking
- Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Policy
- Violence at Work
- Bereavement Policy 2020
- Term Dates
- Pupil Premium
- Disadvantaged Strategy 2020-2021
- Disadvantaged Strategy 2019-2020
- Disadvantaged Strategy 2018-2019
- Sports Premium
- Sports Premium Funding 2020-2021
- Sports Premium Funding 2019-2020
- Sports Premium Funding 2018-2019
- Emergency Closure
- Reading Support
- Accessibility Policy
- KS1 Phonics Support
- Year 2 SATS Support
Our Attendance Summary in line with the latest guidance from Dorset County Council (DCC).
It is essential that children and young people form good habits of regular attendance at school from an early age and that good attendance is maintained throughout their school career. Our local schools work together to improve attendance for all our children across the pyramid and we are committed to working together to ensure that there is a consistent approach to school attendance. It is a legal requirement that all children should attend their education provision and it is the parent/carers responsibility to ensure that their children attend school. The whole school attendance target is 96%.
Our pyramid of schools has agreed the following:
- It is important that pupils are in school on time. Time keeping is not only important in obtaining maximum benefit from education, it is also a key skill for adult life. Lateness is monitored by the school and contributes to absence rates.
- We will monitor the attendance of our pupils and work closely with Dorset County Council’s School Attendance Service to support children and young people whose attendance levels are causing concern.
- Whilst we understand that children do become ill on occasions, children who lose a lot of time at school can suffer in the long term from significant gaps in their learning. If a child’s health continues to affect their education, schools are obliged to make a referral to School Health to ensure that appropriate medical advice and support is provided.
- If a child is ill it is the responsibility of the parents/carer to ensure that they inform the school. Our pyramid of schools all operate a targeted “First Day Call” system, which means we will contact you to ask why your child is not in school and when they are expected to return.
- No leave of absence will be granted during term time, except in exceptional circumstances.
Therefore, we are informing parents/carers that, should you wish to take your child out of school for any leave of absence, holidays or otherwise, requests will not be routinely granted. It is essential that any requests for leave of absence are made in writing to the Head Teacher.
Any absence which has not been authorised will be recorded as “unauthorised” and this has the potential to impact on your child’s overall absence figure and could result in legal action. Please read the Penalty Notices Guidance for further information.
This academic year, we will continue to monitor every child’s attendance against the below system:
- Attendance below 95% - we will write to let you know that we will be monitoring your child’s attendance
- Attendance below 85% - we will invite you to a meeting to discuss your child’s attendance
- Attendance below 80% - we will refer to Dorset County Council (DCC) School Attendance Service