Absences

Parents must inform the school by telephone of the reason for their child’s absence on the first morning of absence before 9.30am. A written note must be sent in on the child’s return to school. In accordance with Highland Council policy if a parent fails to contact the school before 9.30am we are obliged to phone parents to find out a reason for their child’s absence.

Parents who wish to take a child on holiday during term time must request permission of the Head Teacher. If parents have no control over the dates of annual leave, permission is possibly granted. It should be noted that holidays taken during term time are recorded as unauthorised absence.

Parents should note that should a child regularly be absent from school without notification the school is required to forward relevant details to the Area Education Manager.

Homework will not be given to children going on holiday, although every effort will be made to ensure that, on their return to school the child covers any learning missed. Likewise, when children are ill, homework should not be expected of them. In the case of routine work (reading, spelling etc.) they may wish to ‘keep up’ at home but any new teaching requires to be supervised on their return.

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