Reporting Absences

What if my child is off?

We expect your child to attend school every day, however, if your child is ill and unable to attend, please inform the school office before 9am. As a school we have a duty of care and therefore if we do not hear from you we will contact you via a phone call or carry out a home visit.

School telephone number: 01482 667352

The school office is open from 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon-Thu & 8:30am – 4:00pm Fri.
Messages can be left on the answerphone out of these hours.

• If your child has a medical appointment, please bring your appointment card/ letter to the office where we can authorise the absence.
• Remember – every day spent in school helps your child to make progress.
• Children whose attendance falls below 95% will be classed as persistent absentees and be invited in to meet with the Headteacher to discuss what support can be offered to improve attendance.

Covid-19

Under the government’s ‘living with Covid’ plan the following guidance is now in place:

adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature

children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend

adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days

We do strongly advise you to follow this advice and keep your child/children at home if they are unwell.

We continue to ask that you let us know if your child/children test positive and/or if there are positive cases in the household. This allows us to monitor any symptoms within a class carefully to help minimise any potential spread.

Please report these via telephone (between 8:30am and 4:30pm) or via email if outside of these hours.

brough.primary@eastriding.gov.uk or hshepherdson@broughprimaryschool.co.uk

Term-time Holidays

Planned Absence & Holiday Requests

PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL WILL NOT AUTHORISE ANY HOLIDAYS.

In exceptional circumstances, such as children of members of the armed forces, acute crisis within the family and court order/formal agreement where parents have separated, it may be possible to review this.

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