At Hillcross we want all of our children to get the very best education, and the building blocks for a great education begin with them coming to school each and every day. If your child misses school regularly, they miss out on learning the fundamental skills that will set them up for success in the later years of school. There is no safe number of days for missing school – each day a child misses puts them at a disadvantage and can affect their educational outcomes.
We work in partnership with our families. Openly communicating with us about all absences is a good way to prevent attendance issues being escalated. Please contact the school via telephone or email if your child is unwell.
If you are having attendance issues with your child, please let your class teacher know so that we can work together to get your child to school every day.
Poor attendance can suggest that the child or family are experiencing difficulties in other areas of their life, or can be an indicator of safeguarding or child protection concerns. Designated Safeguarding Leads will be kept informed of any attendance issues so that they can be monitored alongside any other concerns that are raised.