MOSPS takes school attendance very seriously, as we are fully aware of the close link between attendance, attainment and mental health.
Some facts you may not know about school attendance:
Over the course of the school year:
5 minutes late each day means your child would miss 3 days of learning
15 minutes late each day means your child would miss 10 days of learning
30 minutes late each day means your child would miss 19 days of learning
Attendance at MOSPS
I am very pleased to note that most of our pupils have excellent attendance and punctuality and would like to thank parents for their support in this matter.
To help us promote regular attendance and punctuality and ensure that absences are kept to an absolute minimum, MOSPS works closely with or Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) who provides focused support to improve school attendance.
Key Points of the Attendance Policy:
If your child arrives after 8.45am, they will be marked as late
If you child is too unwell to attend school, ring the absence line before 9.15am.
Medical evidence is required for every absence; if this is not provided by the parent/carer, the absence may be treated as unauthorised. For data protection reasons school staff are not able to contact doctors surgeries directly.
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time.
If your child has absence below 95% or is persistently late a penalty notice can be issued. The penalty is £60 rising to £120 if it isn't paid within 28 days. If you do not pay the fine you may be prosecuted under Section 444(1) Education Act 1996 for failure to ensure your child's regular attendance at school.
When a pupil has unauthorised absence due to a holiday that has been taken without permission and the unauthorised absence is for 10 or more sessions (5 days) in any 100 possible school sessions then a penalty notice for non-attendance will be issued.
To promote good attendance at MOSPS: