For children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and your child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. It is very important therefore that you make sure that your child attends regularly.
If your child is absent from school, it is necessary for you to provide a note to the school explaining that absence. A phone call will not suffice. Absence notes from a Parent/Guardian must be given to your child’s teacher for all your child’s absences from school. This note must be handed in on the day your child returns to school after their absence. Absence notes must contain the following information:
Date of absence
Reason for absence
Signed by Parent/Guardian
Here is an example:
|5 October 2018|
John Kelly was absent from school on Thursday 4 October 2018 due to illness.