Withdrawal from Learning
- In line with DFE and East Sussex Guidance Ditchling (St Margaret’s) CE Primary school will not authorise pupil absence for withdrawal from learning in term time, unless there are unusual and compelling circumstances. This applies to absences of any length.
- All withdrawal from learning requests should be made to the Headteacher by completing a form available from the school office.
- The Headteacher will speak to every parent regarding their request
- It is possible that unauthorised absence will trigger involvement from the Local Authority Attendance Team, you could be liable for a fine.
The school scrutinises registers regularly to identify any patterns of absence/poor punctuality these are then discussed with the Headteacher to see there is anything the school can do to assist. In cases where attendance and punctuality do not improve further support will be sought from the Local Authority Attendance Team.
Your assistance in setting good attendance patterns early is much appreciated and it will help your child later on in their education.
Local Authority information and guidance about attendance can be found at:https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/educationandlearning/schools/attendance-behaviour/truancy-non-attendance/penaltynotice/Attendance letter Oct16 attendancepolicy2018 guidance_on_infection_control_inschools_postermarch17