Attendance

Attendance Matters!
Parents and carers of the students at Hazelbeck School who are of compulsory school age are required to ensure that they receive efficient full time education.
We do all we can to support school attendance and take seriously any issues that may lead to non-attendance.
Good school attendance is essential to ensure that all young people make the most of the educational opportunities available and achieve their full potential whilst ensuring that all students stay safe.
We believe this sets good habits for later in life... if your child is not in school they cannot learn!

  • School has a legal duty to record the attendance of every pupil, or record them absent or late
  • The register is taken at the beginning of both morning and afternoon sessions
  • If for any reason a pupil has to leave school during the day, school should be informed of this prior to the day
  • All class registers are completed showing the exact reasons for a student’s absence
  • All unexplained absences will be followed up
  • There is no automatic entitlement to time off during term time for family holidays

Safeguarding
With regard to safeguarding it is very important that we know the reason why a child is not in school as soon as possible on the first day of absence and at the start of each day thereafter. Please click here to refer to absence notification information in our Safeguarding Reminder.
To inform us that your child is absent: Please contact us by 8.30am on 01274 777107 ask for Saika Shaheen (Parental Link Worker) or Vicky Ullah (Attendance Link Worker)
Absence Text: 07860 002507   Absence Email: 3807034@capita-intouch.co.uk

Punctuality: Every Minute Counts
We are grateful to parents who are making sure their child arrives at 8.45am, to be ready for Lesson 1, which starts at 9am. It is always a real shame to see students missing out on opportunities when they arrive late. Students arriving in reception after 9am will need to be signed in by parents, stating the reason for the late arrival.

Medical Appointments
We have seen a rise in parents taking their child out of school for medical appointments for the entire day. We would prefer that medical appointments are made outside of school hours, but if this is not possible, please ensure your child is in school either before, or after the appointment. Please do not be offended if we ask for evidence of the appointment; this is simply good safeguarding practice. 
Students arriving and leaving as a result of medical appointments will need to be signed in and out by parents.

Medical Advice Booklet
Please see our Medical Advice Booklet which outlines advice for different illnesses. We are hoping that this will reassure you about when it is okay to send your child to school; for example, if they simply have a cold. If your child is mildly unwell, you can send them to school, safe in the knowledge that we can look after them and that we will always contact you if their condition worsens. Please note that 'tiredness' is not a reason to keep a child at home, and this will result in an unauthorised absence on your child's records.