Therefore please help us to help you, by reporting your child’s absence to school no later than 9.15am. Our answer machine is on 24 hours a day, so please leave a message if you ring school and there is no one available to answer your call. Alternatively you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a Bloomz message.
Unfortunately if your child is absent and we do not hear from you, we have a duty of care to call each of your emergency contacts until we are able to establish that your child is safe and the cause for their absence. In the event that we are unable to do this we will then send a Bloomz and a text message to the primary contact for your child.
If by 10am we still haven’t been able to speak to a parent/carer, we are then legally obliged to carry out a home visit. This is obviously an added pressure on parents and places a strain on staffing within the school, all of which could be easily avoided by simply notifying us by one of the methods above that your child will be absent that day.
Thank you for your support and cooperation in keeping our pupils safe.