Letham Primary School

Letham Primary School
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Absence from School

 o If absence is unplanned, please contact the school office as soon as possible before 9am.

o If there has been no communication regarding the absence, school office staff will contact you directly via text message.

o If there has still been no contact then they will call home, mobile and work numbers.

If for any reason they are unable to make contact with you on the first attempt they will try again and a message will be left letting you know that a call will be made to your nominated emergency contact. This protocol will be followed during the times of 9am – 10.30am and also 1:10pm – 2pm. This is in line with PKC Guidelines.

o If no contact can be made by 10:30am / 2pm, office staff will pass this information to SMT (Mrs Forbes and Miss Oliver). SMT will then implement the next steps of the PKC guidance (January 2016). A decision will be made using the following checklist (direct from PKC guidance):

age of the child;

previous pattern of lateness/absence;

knowledge of the family circumstances;

information from siblings/peers;

any current/previous child protection concerns;

any known health problem/concerns regarding state of mind/individual stresses or circumstances;

Social Work involvement;

o SMT may:

Continue to try to make contact by telephone

Consider the option of making a home visit;

Communicate with Social Services their concerns;

Communicate with Police their concerns;