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Attendance

For children to reach their full educational potential high levels of school attendance is essential. 

 

Newtown is committed to providing a high quality education for all of our pupils. We believe that all our pupils should feel that the community of our school environment is one where they feel welcomed and valued. Parents are viewed as learning partners within our community and are vital to ensuring that our school is successful. Every child has the right to access the education to which they are entitled. Parents and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all. It is our shared duty to strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children.

 

Please take a look at our monthly newsletters and social media pages for the winners of the best timekeepers and best attendance class awards.

Is your child too poorly for school or nursery? New advice will help you decide:

 

It is always a worry when a child becomes unwell, but it is not always obvious how to care for them and whether you should keep them at home. You can now find handy NHS guidance in one place online that will help you identify a possible condition, so you can decide whether to send your child to school or nursery.

 

On the website is a list of common childhood illnesses and conditions from conjunctivitis to head lice, as well as symptoms such as a high temperature and a sore throat and what these might mean. There is advice about what to do and when a child should return to education after being treated.

 

Visit the Should your child go to school/nursery today? website at https://what0-18.nhs.uk/parentscarers/child-unwell-ok-go-nurseryschool-1 or go online and search for 0-18 should child go to school .

 

Please bookmark this website so it is easy to find if ever your child becomes unwell.

 

If you are unsure about a child s wellbeing, please talk to your local pharmacist, call the NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP.

 

This guidance has been created by the County Council, with the NHS and local authority partners through the Healthier Together initiative, which aims to improve the health of children and young people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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