Good attendance is a priority at St. Peter’s and we appreciate the continuous support our families have given us to keep our attendances high. We offer the children various rewards for their attendance, in particular the termly visit for the highest attending class and an end of year visit for those children who have achieved 100% attendance during the school year. The annual 100% attendance reward has included visits to The Great Yorkshire Show, The Life Centre, Adventure Valley and Stockeld Park.
Please note that registration closes in all Galileo Schools half an hour after the beginning of the school day. Any child arriving after this time is recorded as an unauthorised late with the exception of children attending appointments or unforeseen circumstances. Unauthorised late marks do affect attendance and the majority of time could probably be avoided.
Leave of Absence During Term Time
New laws have come into effect from 1st September 2013 with regards to holidays in term time. Schools will no longer be able to authorise any holiday requests during term time unless they fall into the “Exceptional Circumstances” category. Any holiday that is unauthorised by the school but still taken should be referred to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council who will issue a penalty notice: Penalty notices are fines of £60/£120 imposed on parents.
Pupils’ absence during term time can seriously disrupt their continuity of learning. Not only do they miss the teaching provided on the days they are away, they are also less prepared for the subsequent lessons after their return. There is a possible risk of under-achievement which we all must seek to avoid.
We are fully aware of the financial constraints of a family holiday as well as appreciating the value a family holiday can have to a child, therefore we would still like to work with our families as much as possible with regards to holidays in term time, rewarding the children for their good attendance.
If you would still like to make a request for leave of absence a form can either be downloaded from our website or are available from the main school office.
Attendance Policy September 2020
Attendance Policy 2021 Amendment – Addendum to Penalty Notice Code of Conduct due to Covid-19
Attendance Information, Procedures and Rewards at St Peter’s
Head Teacher’s Breakfast
Nursery Attendance Leaflet
Reception Attendance Leaflet
Leave of Absence Request
Redcar and Cleveland Term Dates