Attendance Leaflet for Parents
At Rose Hill
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.
10 Days Absence
12 Days Absence
19 Days Absence
29 Days Absence
Best chance of success.
Gets your child off to a flying start.
Less chance of success.
Makes it harder for your child to make progress.
Your child will find it very difficult to make progress.
May result in court action.
Does my child need to take time off school? A guide to different illnesses:
|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 Verrucas||No need to be off school.|
|Whooping Cough||Children can return to school 5 days from starting antibiotics.|