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Absences

A student's absence can be described as authorised or unauthorised. It is the decision of the school to authorise an absence following the Maltby Learning Trust policy guidelines. If your son/daughter has a large number of unauthorised absences, you may be referred to the Education Welfare Officer.

Examples of Authorised Absence

Examples of Unauthorised Absence

Medical / dental appointments (1/2 day only)

Holidays

Bereavement

Birthday

Genuine Illness

Lateness

Religious Observance

Shopping

Exclusions

Tiredness after a holiday

 

 

Missing the bus

 

Concerts or sports events

 

Caring for family members

 

Truancy