At Chandos, we strongly believe that education is important because it equips our children with the skills needed for life. In order to gain these skills, children must attend school regularly and punctually – this is both for academic and social reasons.
We aim to: listen, understand, empathise and support – but we do not tolerate poor attendance.
As a school, we want to work closely with children, parents and the local community to resolve attendance issues. It is the responsibility of both parents to ensure that their child attends school on time, unless there is an authorised reason for their absence.
We have put a number of incentives in place to promote good attendance, which include:
End of term certificates for 100% attendance
Display board in the main hall and classroom door trophies to celebrate good attendance
Prizes awarded to consistently high attending children
Praise cards sent home for those who have improved their attendance
The Government have set a minimum attendance level of 96% for every child. If we feel that your child's attendance is beginning to fall lower than this, we may invite parents in for a meeting with our attendance officer and a member of the leadership team. This will give us the opportunity to see what support we can offer and put in place.
If you wish to travel abroad during term time, no matter the reason, you must complete a Request For Leave form before you leave. These are available in the front office. There is no guarentee that we will authorise these absences.