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Glastonbury Thorn School


Parents Responsibilities

Responsibilities of parents:


There are legal obligations on parents to secure education for their children of compulsory school age, whether at school or otherwise. If they are on the school roll parents should send them to school regularly, punctually and in a fit state to learn.


If the school is to achieve its attendance targets, parents must see themselves as partners with the school in their children’s education and support the school in the following ways:


  • Ensure the fullest possible attendance of their child by keeping requests for their children to be absent from school to a minimum

  • When absence is unavoidable, provide a verbal or written explanation, on the first day of absence

  • On the first day of absence, where no reasons have been given, the school office will contact the parents/carers.

  • In cases of long term sickness (more than one week) a medical certificate should be obtained from the GP and a copy given to the school

  • Ensure that their child arrives at school and is collected from school on time.