Parents and Carers Meetings
Our Parent and Carers meetings are for all parents, carers, friends and relatives of our children, to access. They include information sessions to help give you opportunities for building, learning and understanding about a variety of subjects. You will find them informative in a relaxed and friendly environment with refreshments provided too! All parents/carers and family members are welcome to join our workshops and coffee mornings - please contact our main office for further information 0115 9155815.
School Attendance - for Pupils
The school is very proud of its high attendance record and encourages good attendance. However, there are times when children need to be absent from school due to illness and the attached file will help you in making the correct decision about their attendance.
Pupil attendance and leave of absence
What we have been doing to improve and sustain the best outcomes for our learners this year
During the last year staff have worked relentlessly with parents, carers and extended services to ensure that we promoting and communicating the importance of good attendance at school. Action has included;
- Reviewing and updating our Pupil Attendance Policy
- Providing letters to parents and carers to fully explain the importance of good attendance and the impact of poor attendance on pupils
- Updating our school website to ensure we consistently communicate the importance of this issues
- Provided individualised parents meetings to ensure the relevant services are supporting families well
- Held parents discussions (as part of parents mornings and school events) to raise the profile of attendance and to provide ongoing opportunities for discussing this issue
- Ensured that we have created action plans with parents and relevant services where attendance decreases or does not improve
- Reported ongoing development and outcomes to the school Governors and the local authority
- Held multi agency meetings with health teams and social care to explore how all services to can support pupils with additional needs e.g. health concerns
The importance of good attendance
Attendance at school is, in most cases, one of the most important factors that effects the chances of success at school. We continue to work hard to support our learners and their families in having good attendance at school. We hope that you find the following helpful in supporting us in improving attendance even further.
Reporting of absence
The attendance line number is 0115 9155815. If your child is ill and not able to attend school it is your responsibility as a parent/carer to contact the school with a reason for you child´s absence. Should you have any concerns about your child´s attendance and wish to speak to someone, you can contact the school administration team and your class teacher, who will be able to provide support.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What do i do if my child is not well enough to come to school?
A. If your child is ill or absent for any reason, contact the school on the attendance line on the first day of absence. You may be asked to provide evidence if your child has high attendance.
Q. What should i do if my child has a medical appointment during school time?
A. If you know the date and time for a hospital appointment please inform the school in advance. However, you should try to make routine appointments such as dental check-ups during the school holidays or after school. You will be asked to sign your child in and out of the school and this information will be recorded on our attendance system.
Q. Can i take my child on holiday during term time?
A. At Rosehill School we do not authorise holidays for pupils in term time. The Headteacher and Governing Body will only consider cases for leave in term time, if there is an exceptional circumstance. Our attendance policies provides further information regarding such circumstances.
Q. What is an authorised absence?
A. Authorised absence means the school is satisfied with the explanation provided.
Q. What is an unauthorised absence?
A. Unauthorised absence means the school does not accept the reason provided or the reason does not comply with government guidelines. Unauthorised absences can result in parents being prosecuted.
Q. What is a persistent absence (pa)?
A. A persistent absentee (pa) is any pupil who has accumulated higher levels of authorised or unauthorised absence. .
Q. What happens if my child does not attend school regularly
A. As a parent, you are committing an offence if you fail to make sure that your child attends school regularly.
Q. What can i do as a parent to help?
A. If your child misses school regularly or is unhappy at school, you should contact school as soon as possible so that we can work with you to resolve difficulties. We understand that many of our children require additional support from social care, health services and/or other extended teams, therefore we ensure we coordinate and facilitate support to benefit pupil outcomes.
Educational Welfare Service
Rosehill School works closely with Nottingham City Educational Welfare Services. The Educational Welfare Service work to raise achievement levels by working with pupils, parents and schools, other agencies and the community, to improve the attendance of the city pupils. Also they work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For further information about our school policy, please follow this link.
Times of the School Day
There is a staggered arrival and departure from Rosehill School. this has been arranged with Nottingham City Authority as the majority of students are escorted to and from school by contracted taxis and minibuses.
Arrivals between: 9:00 - 9:30
Departures between: 3:00 - 3:30
Health & Wellbeing
In the event of pupil or staff illness we follow national guidance and recommendations from Public Health England. Please click on the link below to view this guidance in more detail.
Transitions Information (Moving on)
At Rosehill School we strive to maximise each pupils potential! We are therefore increasing a menu of opportunities that may be accessed by every learner and lead to developing more successful and sustainable choices and improved life outcomes. It is our vision that from this year, a significant number of young people leaving Rosehill School will access work experience and/ or paid employment. For more information, please view our KS3-KS5 Curriculum and extended opportunities.
Parent and Carer Feedback
Please take a few minutes to look through the feedback we have received from parents and carers this year. When visiting the school (in our main reception) you will find our Positive Comments Book, made by pupils to capture feedback from all visitors. We welcome all positive feedback. Please complete the form below and return it to the school (post of email) if you wish to share this. All pupils, parents / carers, staff and members of our school community have access to this book. Feedback is often share in Assemblies, school briefing sessions and staff meetings.
Please complete the following if you require advice or information: