Here at Dalton St Mary's we positively encourage punctuality and good attendance. We believe that placing high importance in these key areas instill good practice for our children for the rest of their education and into the world of work.
Governors prioritise funding in this area through employing the services of an EWO; B Todd. We work closely with our EWO to monitor individual attendance and punctuality and if there are any concerns we work closely with families to offer support.
Holidays during term time continue to have an impact upon whole school attendance statisitics and more importantly can impact upon the progress and attainment of individual pupils.
Holidays in term time will be recorded as unauthorised absence.
We ask that you consider carefully the term dates prior to booking family holidays. If a holiday during term time is unavoidable please request, through the school office, a Leave of Absence Form.
It is important that school are informed of planned absences and it avoids our EWO making unnecessary home visits.
If you feel an absence during term time is as a result of exceptional circumstances please arrange to come into school and discuss this with myself, in exceptional circumstances absences can be authorised.