Sickness & Attendance

29 November 2023

Dear Parent,

Thank you for your continuing support of the college’s high expectations for student attendance. Our whole school attendance is above national average, and this will undoubtedly lead to better outcomes for our students.
We are now in the cold and flu season and there will be times when we may have to make that difficult decision of whether to send our child into school or not. As a parent myself, I fully understand the challenge which presents at such times. If you do send your child into school when they are not quite 100% well, please be assured that our staff in Pupil Reception will support them.
Our Pupil Reception staff will always work in the best interests of our students, and this can sometimes mean they have to make difficult decisions based on very little information other than what a student is telling them. Please remember that while our Pupil Reception staff are First Aid trained, they are not medical practitioners. They do their very best to make informed decisions and more often than not, this will result in a student being sent back to lessons unless there are very obvious signs of distress.
If you send your child into college when they are not quite 100% well, we will fully support your decision to do this but please email Pupil Reception that morning to outline any concerns you may have or to give further information to the staff who may well have to deal with your child later that day .

Thank you for your understanding.

Yours sincerely

Greg McClarey