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Attendance and Absence




My name is Sam Murray and I am the Deputy Head Teacher at Curnow School and I am also the Attendance Officer.  At Curnow we wish for every child to gain the best from their time with us and know that key to this is good attendance.  We are always available to support with any issues that may affect your child’s ability to attend and will work with you to improve attendance in any way that we can.  Please pick up the phone or send me an email if there is anything that I am able to help with, or contact Claire Pearne, Family Liaison Worker or alternatively your child's class teacher,

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We seek to ensure that our pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each to realise his/her true potential with regards to academic progress and social development.

We will provide a welcoming, caring environment, whereby each member of the school community feels valued, safe and secure. All school staff will work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

Reporting non-attendance:

We expect all parents/carers to report their child’s non-attendance to the school; our schools will not accept reasons for non-attendance which are relayed through the passenger assistant on school transport. Any pupils recorded in the register as non-attending will be followed up by the Office Team. 

To report your child as absent please contact the school by 8.30am on the day of non-attendance, with a clear explanation of the reason for absence. Reporting absence can be done by the following means:

Telephone: 01209 215432