Attendance and Punctuality
It’s essential that your child arrives promptly at the academy because the day starts off with the teacher explaining the day’s learning to the class. Students will be greeted by their class teacher, in the playground at 8:40am. Morning registration takes place at 8:45am. Afternoon registration takes place at 1:00pm for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 (Key Stage 1) and takes place at 1:30pm for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Key Stage 2). Any child arriving more than 5 minutes after these times will be recorded as arriving late. If, for any reason, your child is late, please escort them to the academy office and inform the office staff of their arrival and the reason for their lateness. It is better to come in late than not to come at all. Any child arriving after 9:15am for morning registration or 30 minutes after their afternoon registration will be recorded as an unauthorised absence, unless an acceptable reason is given.
As your child’s attendance is very important to them succeeding at Oasis Academy Boulton the following work will be done by the company ‘SOL Education’:
- Introduction of the ‘SOL’ attendance tracker to store data regarding attendance and punctuality
- Systems in place to contact parents and carers to monitor pupils’ punctuality or attendance
- Dedicated member of staff (Attendance Officer) will monitor punctuality and attendance and follow-up with individual families
- Pupils and their parents will be made aware of their weekly % attendance rate. Where appropriate, targets will be set and made available across the Academy, so that pastoral, academic and support staff, are aware of an individual’s attendance as well as other learning targets
- Attendance expectations will be made clear to parents and carers, including procedures for authorised absences and holidays and any action the Academy may take, including legal action, where attendance is an on-going concern
The Academy is committed to further continuous improvement in a holistic approach to attendance that engages pupils in their learning and provides programmes of study appropriate.
Illness, Accidents, Medicines and Signing out of the Academy
During the Academy day if, at any time, your child feels unwell or has an accident they must inform a member of staff straight away. If your child requires medical treatment their teacher will provide them with an exit note to go and see the Academy Medical Officer. Here the Medical Officer will assess your child's condition and make a decision whether or not they can remain in the Academy. If your child is being sent home, then the Academy will contact you (parent/carer) to make suitable arrangements.
If you need us to administer any form of medication at the Academy to your child then, you (parent/carer) must complete our medication administration form giving as much details as possible about what the medication is for and when your child needs to take it. You will also need to show the medication in its original box or bottle with the pharmacy dispensing label. Mrs. Sidhu deals with all medical issues. Lastly, all medication should be taken in the presence of the Academy Medical Lead or a designated First Aider. Please note the Academy is not permitted to administer any form of steroid medication. Where possible, we do encourage parents/carers to administer medication at home themselves.
Under no circumstances should any student leave the Academy for any reason without permission and following the correct procedures. If your child needs to leave the Academy to attend a medical appointment then you (parent/carer) will need to bring official confirmation of that appointment and show it to the Attendance Officer (Miss Whorrie).
If there are other reasons for your child needing to leave during the Academy day then parents/carers are required to call the Academy in advance explaining the reason. Before leaving the Academy, a member of the Attendance team will sign you out and provide you with an exit slip.