Maintaining the highest possible attendance is more important than ever, which is why we place it at the heart of 'The Ivanhoe Way.'
At Ivanhoe we are working hard with all students to maximise their educational, enrichment and social development opportunities, so excellent attendance will give them the chance to take part in the many activities Ivanhoe has to offer.
Under Section 36 of the Education Act 1994, parents of children of compulsory school age are required to ensure that they receive efficient full-time education, whether by regular school attendance or otherwise. Ivanhoe also acknowledges the significant impact attendance has on our students’ academic and personal success.
Our aims are:
If attendance falls below 95% it will have a major impact on a child’s attainment and overall success in school. In light of this, parents and carers are asked to take steps to ensure your child attends school every day.
Absences soon mount up – see the impact of time off over one year:
Any absence should be reported to the Attendance Officer at school by 9.30am
Any daily student absence, for which no message has been received, will trigger a text alert to parents/carers to inform them of their child’s non-attendance.
If your child is taken out of school for a holiday in term time without agreement of the school or in excess of that agreed, the school will notify Leicestershire County Council who may issue a Penalty Notice. Penalty Notices are issued per parent per child at £120 each (discounted to £60 if paid within 21 days) if no payment is received, the Local Authority will refer the case directly to the Magistrates Court for the purposes of a criminal prosecution.
Medical/dental appointments should be made outside of the normal school day. Where this is not possible a note and appointment card should be sent to the school. Students must attend school before and after the appointment wherever possible.
Prior notice of apppointments should be made to the Form Tutor no later than the previous school day, wherever possible. Alternatively, a message can be left on the absence line for the Attendance Officer.
If students arrive at school, from an appointment during the school day, they are expected to bring a note from the parents or carer. If they do not bring a note, the parent or carer will receive a telephone call.
If you have any questions regarding your child's attendance, or requests for absence, please contact our Family Liaison and Attendance Officer; Fiona Pennington on 01530 412756 ext 253, or email: email@example.com.
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