Absence Procedure

Absence Procedure

Please can we remind you of the procedures for notifying school of absences due to sickness or medical appointments (that are not pre-arranged). Any absences for your child/children need to be reported by 9.30am on the first day of absence. A message can be left on Option 1. Please state your child’s name, class, and reason for absence. Please state a clear reason ie. Cold, sickness. Please do not just say ‘unwell. ‘

Due to a change in attendance procedures the school is now duty-bound to telephone parents on the first day of absence if we have not received notification by 9.30am.

Many thanks for your co-operation

Our aims & principles

At Manor Fields School we endeavour to:

  • Promote equality of treatment and equal access to educational opportunity within the school community;
  • Create a calm, purposeful and happy atmosphere within the school which enables all children to access the curriculum;
  • Foster positive caring attitudes towards everyone, in the community by promoting respect, courtesy, tolerance, teamwork, trust and honesty;
  • Acknowledge and value achievements at all levels in an environment that encourages pride in effort as well as achievement;
  • Encourage increasing independence and self-discipline so that each child learns to accept responsibility for his/her own behaviour;
  • Apply a consistent approach to behaviour throughout the school, in partnership with parents and carers;
  • Make boundaries of acceptable behaviour clear and ensure that appropriate behaviour is encouraged and recognised;
  • Promote a sense of direction and feeling of common purpose in an environment which is safe and secure for all in our school community.

There are two basic principles upon which our behaviour policy is based:

  • We believe that when a child demonstrates unacceptable behaviour, it is the behaviour which is unacceptable not the child.
  • We believe it is our duty to promote and encourage positive behaviour and not just react to that which is unacceptable.


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