Absences

It is important that you inform the school office on the first day of your child’s absence from school for any reason e.g. illness, doctor/dental appointment, etc. It helps to know if a child will be absent with a long term illness or infectious disease. Children who have experienced vomiting or diarrhoea must be kept off school until 48 hours after their symptoms have gone.
 
The Education Welfare Officer (EWO), regularly checks pupil attendance and requires a reason for every child's absence. If a child has an attendance below 96%, the EWO will invite Parents into school to discuss how the school can support you and your child in order to help improve the attendance. Please note that if a child has regular non-attendance this could result in the EWO issuing a fine.

You are able to notify the school by telephoning or leaving a message on the school answer phone on 01726 812006 or you may leave a text message on 075815312272. If you have been unable to notify the school of an absence, please ensure a note is sent to the class teacher when your child returns to school.

Biscovey Nursery and Infants' Academy expects full attendance at all times. Lateness in the mornings disrupts the class routine and will affect your child’s progress. This is also monitored by the EWO.

The school operates a first day contact regarding absences, therefore you may receive a call or text asking for an explanation for your child's absence.