If you have any questions at all about your child’s attendance, here is who you can ask:

  • Mrs Haven is our Attendance and Pastoral Lead – you will see Mrs Haven every morning on the gate, she will be one of the staff members to call you if your child is absent. You can talk to Mrs Haven about why your child was late or absent and you can bring any medical evidence to her. She will invite you to meetings about attendance and you could ask to speak to her if you have important information about your child’s attendance. Mrs Haven mostly works with families where the children are persistently absent (attendance less than 90%), because this is very serious. Mrs Haven also does assemblies and rewards really good/most improved attendance
  • Mrs Hogarth is our Learning Mentor – you will see Mrs Hogarth every morning on the gate, she will be one of the staff members to call you if your child is absent. You can talk to Mrs Hogarth about why your child was late or absent and you can bring any medical evidence to her.
  • Office Staff – these are the staff you will speak to first if you phone the school about absence. You can explain to them the reasons for your child’s absence or lateness and they will note it down. They may ask you questions to be really clear they are putting down the right thing. The office have forms and leaflets to do with attendance.
  • Miss Conroy– if you want to request a holiday during term time or special leave then you must write to Miss Conroy. She is the only person who can allow families to miss any school for this reason. Please remember the policy of the school, the local authority, the Trust and the Government is to say no to holidays during term time.
  • Education Welfare Officer (EWO)– We work very closely the EWO from Essex county council. She supports Mrs Haven by taking on the cases where pupil attendance is extremely low – less than 90%. The EWO is the person who works with the school to issue fixed penalty notices where they are required, and to prepare cases for court.