‘Education is a fundamental human right. Every girl and boy, everywhere, is entitled to attend school and learn.’ (UNICEF Rights of the Child)
At Woodhall School, children’s attendance should be AT LEAST 97% over the year. Good attendance ensures that your child will achieve maximum progress and attainment, and access the education that every child is entitled to.
We work hard to improve attendance at Woodhall School. Missing school means that children are missing out! Should your child’s attendance fall below 97% in any half-term, you will receive notification by letter or email. We are here to help! There are lots of strategies that we can put in place to support you. These might include classroom strategies, a little extra social/emotional intervention with one of our highly experienced members of staff, or an appointment with our Family Support Worker.
Should lots of days ‘off sick’ mean that your child’s attendance falls below 97%, we will ask you to make sure that you visit your GP. Schools in South Oxhey work together with local GPs. If your child has poor attendance but is genuinely ill, your GP will sign a card which you can bring into school. If your child has an ongoing medical condition which means that they cannot attend school, let us know! We can access support for children/families.