Tel: 01642 471 298 Head Teacher: Kirsty Reilly School Contact: Mrs Dack office@riverdaleprimary.org.uk

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Absence

If your child is unwell and has to stay off school, you must inform the school for the reason of the absence.  If you child is absent and we have not had a reason by 9.00am we are required to phone you to check up on the reason why your child is not in school.

If a child is regularly late this will also go against their overall attendance as they will receive an unauthorised absence mark for that session of the day.

If we don’’t know the reason, then this will be counted as an unauthorised absence, the number of which is monitored very closely by the school and the Education Social Worker.

Good attendance is encouraged and rewarded in school by weekly class attendance awards half termly certificates and termly prizes.

Whilst we want all of our children to have good attendance if children are unwell they need to recover fully before returning to school, particularly with those bugs and virus’ that are contagious.  We have included on this page a link to our guidance on how long children need to stay off school with different infections which we hope you find useful. 

Infection_Control Policy_IAT 2018

Punctuality

It is equally important, that children arrive on time, every day.

School starts at:-  8.45 am 

Lessons start promptly and only 5 minutes a day means 25 minutes of learning lost, 150 minutes every half term. Please note that as part of our Attendance Policy children who arrive 10 minutes after the start of the school day will result in an unauthorised absence mark against their attendance.

Please make sure you let us have up to date emergency contact numbers, where you or somebody else chosen by you, can be contacted, should your child have an accident or become ill whilst at school.

Please make sure if your telephone number changes – particularly mobile numbers – you let the school know, so Mrs Dack or Mr Bland, the school office staff, can update your contact details.

Holidays 

Since September 2014 schools are unable to authorise leave of absence during term time without exceptional circumstances. 

Below is the school’s attendance policy which explains in more detail the different procedures in place to support good attendance for all children in school. 

Trust-Attendance-Policy-July-2017

 

 

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.