At King's Wood School we aim to provide a happy and secure environment in which all children, at every stage of their development, can achieve the best of which they are capable.
It is very important that your child attends school every day. Poor attendance leads to disrupted learning and will stop your child making the progress they should. Expected attendance for a primary school child is 95%.
If your child is unwell please phone the school by 9.30am at the latest. When your child returns to school, please ensure that you send a note to the class teacher to confirm the absence with the reason for it.
Unauthorised absences occur when the school is not informed of an absence or the reason for the absence is not acceptable. Children who arrive late are given a late mark in the register. The registers close ten minutes after the start of the school day.
Periods of prolonged absence with no explanation are reported to the Education Welfare Officer (EWO). The EWO will then make contact with the family concerned to see if help can be offered to resolve any problems. Continued poor attendance may result in court action.
The staff and Governors at King’s Wood School work to ensure that each child is able to reach its educational and social potential. Parents can best support their child by ensuring that they attend regularly and are well prepared for the school day.
Even short absences can have a detrimental effect on your child’s learning.
Request for leave of absence or holidays during term time will not be granted
Medicines in School
Please note that the school can only administer medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor and require a dose to be given four times a day.
If your child needs to continue medication on a short-term basis following an illness or because of a medical condition you will need to come and sign an indemnity and give details of the dosages and administration times.
The staff members who will administer the medicines are the secretaries, the Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher.
These guidelines are to ensure proper protection for both staff and children.
If your child is unwell we will contact you by phone as soon as possible.
It is essential that we hold up to date information about contact numbers. Please check that you have filled in a contact form and please let us know of any changes immediately so we can amend our records.
Children who are ill can become very anxious if we cannot make contact with home. Most of the school staff hold a First Aid Certificate and are consulted when necessary.
The school nurse visits the school on a regular basis to carry out routine examinations. A completed consent form is required before any child is examined and parents or carers are invited to be present. If you have any concerns that you would like to discuss with the Schools Medical Service then please contact the school and we will pass the concern on.
We are advised that children who suffer an attack of sickness and or diarrhoea should be kept at home for a minimum of 24 hours after the last attack. This is to prevent the spread of infection.
As per the school’s attendance policy, the school reserves the right to request medical evidence when a child has been unwell for a prolonged period or when a child has low attendance.