Benedict Biscop Prince Bishop School Teaching Alliance Leading School
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Our attendance lead is Mrs. Armstrong [Headteacher].

Attendance at school is crucial to your child’s education and development.

Should your child be absent from school for any reason, we ask that parents and carers contact us before 9.30 am on the first day of absence, to make the school aware. If you require any support with attendance, then please ask to speak with Mrs. Armstrong or a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

As part of our safeguarding procedures, if a child is not at school, and school have not received any notification of the absence, then a member of our team will telephone you to ensure your child is safe and has not wandered off on their route to school. If we are unable to make contact with families, then we may complete a home visit to ensure everyone is safe.

In order to keep families informed of their child’s attendance, each half term we will send home a summary of your child’s attendance. In keeping with the school’s staged attendance process, the summary should help you to identify if your child is on track to meet the DFEs recommended attendance target of 95%. We also provide a weekly attendance update by class on our school newsletter.

As part of our proactive attendance monitoring, we may contact parents to contact parents/carers to discuss how we may support them to help improve their child’s attendance.

For more information on our staged attendance procedures then please refer to our Attendance Policy located here on our policies page.

We recognise that occasionally children may need a leave of absence for an exceptional circumstance i.e. to attend events such as parents weddings or funerals. We ask that parents apply in writing using our Leave of Absence Form found on our ‘useful forms’ page.

Holidays during term time

The Department for Education [DFE] has ruled that Headteachers are no longer able to grant any absence during term time except under ‘exceptional circumstances’. We are therefore not able to authorise any holidays during term time, unless there is an exceptional circumstance as outlined in the DFE guidance.

We would like to remind parents that every school day counts and we would encourage parents to books holidays within recognised school holiday periods. Term dates are available on here.

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.