Attendance

At Rose Hill
ATTENDANCE MATTERS

The Effect of Absence on School Progress

 

 A whole year has 365 days.

A school year only has 190 days.

175 days to spend on family time, shopping, trips, holidays, household jobs and appointments.

 

 

No Absence

10 Days Absence

12 Days Absence

19 Days Absence

29 Days Absence

38 Days Absence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100%

95%

94%

90%

85%

80%

 

Very Good

Best chance of success.  Gets your child off to a flying start.

Worrying

Less chance of success.  Makes it harder for your child to make progress.

Serious Concerns

Your child will find it very difficult to make progress.  May result in court action.

 

Attendance policy 

Does my child need to take time off school?

A guide to different illnesses

Illness Recommendations

Athletes Foot

No need to be off, but will need treatment

Asthma

No need to be off school unless hospitalised.  To be managed in school with inhalers

Aches, pains, toothache

If your child has persistent ache or pain they need to see a doctor or dentist, but normally with a dose of pain relief children should still attend school

Anxiety

No need to be off school, but a referral to the school nurse or the GP would be required

Cold Sores

No need to be off school

Chicken Pox

Children can return to school within 5 days from onset of the rash or once the vesicles have crusted over

Conjunctivitis

No need to be off school

Common Cold

No need to be off school

Coughs

Children should attend school, but if persistent they need to be seen by a doctor

German Measles

Children can return to school 4 days from the onset of the rash

Glandular Fever

No need to be off school, but will be very tired

Head Lice

No need to be off school

Headache

If your child has persistent headaches then they should see a doctor otherwise with medication children should still attend school

Hand, Foot and Mouth

No need to be off school

Impetigo

Children can return to school once the lesions are crusted or healed or 48 hours from antibiotics

Measles

Children can return to school 4 days from onset of the rash

Mouth Ulcers

No need to be off school. School to be provided with pain relief and mouth gel for the child to use as required

Mumps

Keep off for 5 days from onset of swollen glands

Rash

Do not send your child into school with an unexplained rash until you have consulted a doctor.  In most cases they are a common virus and children are able to attend school

Ringworm

No need to be off school but treatment required

Scarlet Fever

Return to school 24 hours of starting antibiotics

Scabies

No need to be off school after first treatment

Shingles

Not to be at school if rash weeping or exposed.  Treatment as required.

Slapped Cheek

No need to be off school

Sore Throat

If your child has a sore throat and no other symptoms they are fit for school. You may want to provide pain relief or other throat lozenges from the pharmacy

High Temperature

If your child has a high temperature above 37.5ºC they should not be in school, but they should be able to return within 24 hours

Threadworm

No need to be off school.

Tummy Ache

If your child complains of a ‘non severe’ tummy pain and then wanting to stay at home, this may be linked to your child having a problem at school.  Please send them to school, but also speak to your child’s teacher to discuss the situation

Tonsillitis

No need to be off school. Very painful and will need antibiotics and increase intake of fluids

Vomiting and Diarrhoea

If your child is vomiting or has diarrhoea please keep them off school for 48 hours since the last episode.  Ensure that they have adequate fluid intake

Warts and Verruca’s

No need to be off school

Whooping Cough

Children can return to school 5 days from starting antibiotics