If your child is sick, please telephone the school office by 9.00am on the first day with the reason why they will not be attending. In addition, upon return, you should confirm the absence in writing. Children suffering from any sort of stomach bug (sickness and/or diarrhoea) must speak to the office for further advice.
If your child is sick during the school day we will contact you using the contact numbers you have provided. If these change it is ESSENTIAL that you notify the office immediately.
The following guide produced by the Department of Health contains information about other common illnesses and guidance for the recommended period to be kept away from school, nursery or childminders.
At Ravens Academy, we aim to provide the very best education for all our pupils and support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academy with everything they need to reach their full potential. We promise to do everything we can to give our children the very best education that gives them the best opportunity to succeed in life.
We recognise the clear link between attendance and the attainment of pupils. We encourage the highest possible levels of attendance for individuals, groups and the pupil body as a whole. To achieve this, all members of our academy community have an important contribution to make.
Class with best attendance to look after the school pets (stick insects)
Children to enter a raffle to get the chance to win an Amazon voucher for 100% weekly attendance
Children that receive 95% and upwards to receive rewards at the end of term
Children who have 100% attendance for the entire year to potentially win a bike or a similar prize
Children who have significantly improved their attendance to receive special recognition in assemblies and letters sent home
Have an end of year attendance experience for pupils with outstanding and majorly improved attendance. For example, a cinema experience
If your child is unable to attend school you must contact the school office on the first day of absence and provide a reason for your child’s absence before 9.00am
All pupil’s attendance is monitored by school staff and the academy Attendance Officer
The Attendance Officer meets weekly with the principal to monitor pupils whose attendance is below 90%
Pupils whose attendance is below 90% will be monitored closely and parents/carers will be informed. They will then have a chance to discuss this with the academy Attendance Officer
Legal action may be taken by the Local Authority if attendance does not improve sufficiently.
Pupils with attendance of 90% and below are called Persistent Absentees and are subject to rigorous monitoring. We will not routinely authorise absence for these pupils. If their attendance does not improve by working with school they will be referred to the external attendance company.
It is very important that your child arrives to school on time. School gates open at 8.40am and remain open till 8.55am. If your child arrives at school after 8.55am, they must be brought to the front office for their late mark. Pupils who are late miss an important part of their lesson, as well as disrupting other children. The academy day starts at 8.45am prompt. Any pupil arriving after this time will be marked with a code L. Registers close at 9.00am, any pupil arriving after 9.30am will be marked with a code U. This is classed as an unauthorised absence and does affect your child’s attendance and can result in the Local Authority being involved.
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