STUDENT ATTENDANCE POLICY

The management and staff of Ali Public School believe that it is vitally important that students attend school at all times.

We are committed to providing a full and effective educational experience for all of our students and believe that attending every session contributes significantly to students making consistent progress in their school work. We therefore expect good attendance and punctuality from all of our students in order for them to make the most of the opportunities that the school has to offer.

Lateness

Parents and carers should ensure that children are in the school in time for the Assembly. We are obliged to record lateness in the class register. There are of course good reasons for occasional lateness, and we hope that we are able to deal with these situations with sympathy and understanding.

Sickness

Children who are unwell are best cared for at home. If your child will not be attending school, please inform us by telephone before school starts or write us a leave absent request. If you fail to do this we will contact you to make sure that nothing has happened to your child on the way to school.

Educational activities

 We are able to authorise absence for educational activities such as auditions or sporting events etc. Please let us know in advance that your child will be absent.

Appointments

Parents should make every effort to ensure that routine appointments are in holiday time whenever possible. However, we do appreciate that this is not always manageable, particularly with hospital and orthodontic appointments. Please inform us in advance of any absences for this reason.  If you need to collect your child early, please let us know.

Requests for Leave of Absence

Parents who request leave for their son or daughter during term time must do so in advance by completing and returning a ‘Leave of Absence Request’ form. The form can be downloaded from the links given below.

Leave of absence should be requested at least two weeks in advance. The parent will be advised of the school’s decision in writing. Prolonged periods of reported illness within two weeks of a school holiday will automatically require medical evidence. If attendance or punctuality is a concern, parents will be contacted and further action may be taken.

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