Attendance and Punctuality

St. Andrew’s recognises the importance of regular attendance in order for children to achieve their full potential.  Consequently all absences need to be explained by a written letter on the day of the child’s return and parents are expected to arrange all holidays outside school term times.  Each month the class with the highest attendance is awarded a non-uniform day and the attendance cup.

Welfare and Medical

We have 2 Welfare Officers and several TAs who are qualified First Aiders. They will attend to pupils who are unwell, hurt or need special attention.  Children who are well enough to be in school, but may need to be given medication, will be looked after throughout the day. All medication must be signed in at the main school office by the child’s parent or carer, and then collected by an adult at the end of the day.

Specific medical forms are available for all children who have a specific medical condition or diagnosis, and also for all forms of short term medication. Asthma inhalers are kept in the classroom for the children who need them. They are always taken out with the class teacher for any PE lessons and on any school trips.

When children are unwell with a stomach upset or they have experienced diarrhoea or vomiting, they must remain at home until symptoms have ceased for 48 hours. Parental support is greatly appreciated in these circumstances to prevent the spread of infection.

If your child is ill at school or has sustained an injury that has left them distressed or in need of further medical attention, staff will phone and inform you of the situation and ask you to collect your child.