Attendance and Punctuality
As you know it is of great importance that your child attends school EVERY DAY and ON TIME. At Gleadless we have been working hard to improve the attendance of all children; there is a clear link between good attendance and good results!
If your child is ill, we ask you to phone the office on the day of absence (0114 2399705). You can speak to a member of staff or press 1 to leave a message on the answerphone. Please report in every day of your child's absence. If we do not hear from you, we will make contact either via phone or a home visit. When you make contact with the school, the absence is authorised (in most cases). If we do not hear from you, your child receives an unauthorised absence in line with Sheffield City Council Policy.
Your child’s attendance will be monitored closely throughout the school year and each term you will receive a letter informing you of their attendance rate.
If your child’s attendance rate falls below an acceptable level, our attendance officer or our senior learning mentor from school may phone you or visit your home to see if they can offer support to get your child back to school as quickly as possible. If your child’s attendance still doesn’t improve we may need to notify other outside agencies in line with Sheffield City Council recommendations.
Please see our Learning Mentor Mrs Storer or our Assistant Headteacher Ms Palfreyman if you would like to talk about your child's attendance or any well-being issues. They are available in the playground at the start of and end of most days or an appointment can be made via the school office. We also employ an Attendance consultant Mrs Scott - Whitehead who will ask to meet with you if attendance falls below an acceptable level. Appointments can be made to see her on the days she is in school via the office.
Our weekly newsletter has a breakdown of our attendance on a class by class basis and children who have good levels of attendance are rewarded with certificates and trips.
Please help us reach out target!
This year it is 96.5% .
Please see the document below for more information about the importance of regular attendance, and getting your child to school on time.
Holidays taken in term time.
We do not authorise holidays taken in term in line with government and council policy unless there are extenuating circumstances which must be discussed with the Headteacher. Sheffield City Council will issue fines in line with policy where unauthorised holidays are taken. To avoid this we ask for holidays to be taken in the 13 weeks out of term time.