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Chater Junior School

Attendance

The School Day

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation our start and end of day procedures have changed. In order to minimise the number of children coming into school through each entrance and to ensure that there is social distancing, the start and end times of the school day are staggered.  Parents are asked not to enter the playground at the start of the day.

On days when the children do P.E they must come to school with their P.E kit on and wear it for the whole day.

Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance Policy 
If your child is unwell or is unable to attend school for any reason, please email absent@chaterjm.herts.sch.uk with full details, or telephone the school between 8.45am and 9.15am.

It is extremely important that school is not missed unnecessarily. Family holidays will not be authorised during term time. Absence from school affects your child’s progress.
We are required by law to keep a record of your child’s attendance at school. If your child is unable to attend school please contact the school office immediately. When your child returns please ensure that you send in a letter explaining the reason for their absence. If the school does not get a suitable explanation, the absence is recorded as ‘unauthorised’. Unauthorised absences are handled by the Attendance Improvement Officer employed by Hertfordshire County Council.


Punctuality is also recorded. Frequent lateness is also handled by the Attendance Improvement Officer. It is very important that your child arrives at school on time.