Reporting Absence 2020
- Reporting Absence
- Illness During The School Day
- Absence due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances
As part of the College’s Covid risk assessment we can no longer accept paper documentation to report pupil absences from school.
All absences and appointment requests such as medical appointments should now be reported via the School Gateway app. Details concerning this process were recently sent home to all parents. You may also contact school using the Schoolcomms system (for which you must have registered) using the number 01287244005. I would ask that you ensure you text before 9.00am.
Alternatively, if you need to give a more detailed explanation you may telephone the number below before 9.00am: 02890 205206 Junior School Forms 1 - 3 Mrs R Henderson.
Mrs Henderson will record the details or you can leave a message on her voice-mail. Please text (or phone) on each day of absence. If you have signed up to our Schoolcomms system you will receive a text if your son/daughter is neither in Tutor group registration nor registered elsewhere in the school and we have not received a text or telephone call from you.
The school should be informed about any Covid related absences and if a pupil or a member of the household tests positive then public health guidance should be followed. As you are aware, we ask that medical appointments, family holidays etc. are arranged outside school hours.
However, in exceptional circumstances, if your son/daughter has to miss part of a day, a full day or more than one day then you should contact the school via the App or Schoolcomms system. All requests for planned absence should be made at least three days in advance.
Illness during the school day
If a pupil feels unwell during the school day they should go to the San where Sister will assess their condition. If deemed necessary she will contact the parent and request that the pupil is collected from the college. Pupils must not contacts their parents directly in this regards unless advised to do so by a member of staff.
In the case of absence due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, parents who have signed up for the Schoolcomms system are asked to text the College on 01287 244005 before 9.00 am on each day of absence. Alternatively parents may contact the appropriate Administrative Assistant by phone (see below) who will record the details, or you can leave a message via voicemail.
Mrs R. Henderson
Mrs P. Sutton
Mrs L. Allen-Antuna