It is important to notify the school on the first day of your child’s absence giving the reason for that absence. You can do this in two ways – either ring in early and leave a message on the answer machine. This message is always received and entered into a book. We will not return that call and it is not necessary for you to phone to see if we received the call. Or you can ring the office as soon as you can, preferably before 10.00 a.m.
When your child returns to school, please confirm the absence with a letter.
It is important to keep the school informed of any absence. If your child is away for several days, ring in regularly to keep us updated. Any absence not registered will be unauthorised after all endeavours have been made to establish a reason for the absence.
When your child is unwell, please keep them at home. It is not fair to send children to school unwell. Germs and bugs spread rapidly in classrooms and children cannot concentrate on their work if they are ill.
Children who are sick, particularly in the night, should be off for a minimum of 48 hours to ensure the germ has passed. If your child needs to finish a course of medication once back at school, you must fill in the relevant form before we will administer it. This is obtained from the school office, or you can. All medicines should be brought to and collected from school by an adult. We will contact you if we think your child is ill so that you can come and collect them. Please ensure all contact details are up to date with the office.
Holiday during Term Time
At Annecy we are committed to working with parents to help every child reach their full potential through regular school attendance. Any absence from school is a disruption to children’s learning. Children who miss out on teaching whilst on holiday find themselves unprepared for the sessions that build on this teaching.
Schools are expected by the Department for Education to only consider authorising a holiday in term time for ‘exceptional circumstances’. If you consider that your request for a holiday in term time is for exceptional circumstances, please request a form from the school office. You will be notified of the head teacher’s decision following the request. If it is not deemed to be exceptional circumstances, the holiday will be unauthorised. Thank you for your support in helping the children to achieve their best.
No scooters, bikes, tricycles should be ridden anywhere on the school site.