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Academic year 2023/24 teacher training days
- Monday 4th September 2023
- Tuesday 5th September 2023
- Monday 6th November 2023
- Monday 8th January 2024
- Monday 22nd July 2024
The Governors, Headteacher and staff will use all possible opportunities to promote the importance of good attendance and punctuality. These will include the home/school agreement, newsletters, rewards and incentives for good or significantly improving attendance.
Rewards for good attendance
Children who attend school every day on time in any given week will earn 5 tokens for our "Holy Trinkety" Shop. Please note there is only the option to earn all five tokens for five days of attendance. There is no option to earn 4 or any fewer tokens. This incentive is to promote regular attendance and punctuality. This incentive system resets weekly, allowing students who may face occasional illnesses to continually benefit from the rewards in subsequent weeks. This ensures a fair and inclusive approach, recognising the challenges that may arise and providing ongoing opportunities for all students to participate.
Requesting Leave of absence
The Head Teacher has the discretion to authorise leave of absence in term-time, however this is discouraged. We believe that children need to be in school for all sessions, so that they can make the most progress possible. We do understand that there are circumstances under which a parent may legitimately request leave of absence.
Term Time holiday
Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendments) Regulations 2013. These amendments come into force on 1st September, 2013. These changes removed references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.