Carr Infant School seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each pupil to realise his/her true potential. The school will strive to provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels wanted and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.
The school will establish an effective system of incentives and rewards that acknowledges the efforts of pupils to improve their attendance and timekeeping and will challenge the behaviour of those pupils and parents who give low priority to attendance and punctuality.
To meet these objectives Carr Infant School will establish an effective and efficient system of communication with pupils, parents and appropriate agencies to provide mutual information, advice and support.
Pupils can come into school from 8.55am when the school day starts. If a child arrives at school after 8.55 a.m. without prior arrangements having been agreed, he/she will be deemed late. Registers close at 9.30 a.m. and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
Pupils arriving at school after 8.55 a.m. can still access the Year 1 or Year 2 entrance until 9.05a.m. After this time they must enter through the main entrance and report to the school office to be signed in by an adult. Pupils leaving school for any reason must report to the office before they go so that we can ensure that they are appropriately handed to their adult and signed out. Registers are also taken when the children return to classes after lunch.
What is expected of the pupils?
To respect themselves and others
To do all they can to attend school regularly and punctually
To encourage friendship and a sense of belonging
To be happy and encourage others to feel happy
What is expected of the Parents?
To keep requests for their child to be absent to a minimum
To offer a reason, or medical proof, for any period of absence, preferably before the absence or on the first day of absence
To ensure that their child arrives at school on time, a reason should be offered for any lateness and recorded on the sign in system at the office.
To work closely with the school and Welfare and attendance officer to resolve any problems that may impede a child’s attendance
To take family holidays during school holiday periods and be aware that requests for holidays during term time will be refused except in special/exceptional circumstances. A fine may be issued from the Local Authority for holidays taken during school time.
To support their child and recognise their successes and achievements.
School Health Service
The school health service can be contacted on 01904 555475