Reporting your Child Absent
REPORTING YOUR CHILD ABSENT
To report your child absent please contact school by 8.20am on each day of absence with details of the reason for absence.
ClassCharts App on a mobile device, or via their website
Guidance on Attendance
Guidance on Attendance
Why does school attendance matter?
Research shows that absence from school can have a significant impact on children’s learning and social development. Children who miss a substantial amount of school fall behind their peers, and struggle to catch up. Most of the work they miss is never made up, which can lead to big gaps in learning.
A pattern of poor attendance can start early, and children who fall into this pattern risk underachievement at secondary school.
Pupils who miss between 10 and 20% of school (that’s 19 to 38 days per year) stand only a 35% chance of achieving good GCSEs, compared to 73% of those who miss fewer than 5% of school days.
Friendships can also be affected by persistent absence. Forming and maintaining good relationships with classmates and friends is a protective factor for emotional resilience in our students.
Please find below some useful information
If you have any questions then please contact us at school. In the first instance for any concerns please contact your child’s form tutor. They will either be able to answer your query or direct you to the most appropriate contact in school.
Leave of Absence
There is no entitlement in law to time off in term time (leave of absence). Wyvern St Edmund’s will not authorise leave of absence in term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Should a parent/carer wish to apply for leave of absence they are required to complete the Leave of Absence (LoA) Request Form which is available below.
A decision will be made in writing at the earliest opportunity.
Education Welfare Officer
Please see below a document from our Education Welfare Officer, Caroline Holt.
Attendance Policy 2023 - 2024
Setting up your ParentPay account
To create a new account, you will need to have the account activation letter provided by your school to hand. You will also need to be able to access your email as your email address will become your new username and is used for the verification process.
If you have lost your activation letter or not yet received it, please contact your school.
Please note, if you have previously had a ParentPay account you should attempt to login to this account and follow the add a child process, rather than creating a new one.
- Navigate to parentpay.com
- Select Login at the top right corner of the screen.
- Enter the username and password (activation codes) provided in your account activation letter and select Login.
- Complete the activation as detailed on the screen.
You can now log in to your account.
For further info on activating your account view here.
How to set alerts:
- Go to Communications
- Go to Alert Settings
- Select the type of Alert (low balance and/or new item) and select how you want to receive alerts, email and/or SMS Text.
Email alerts are free of charge. If you opt for SMS text alerts there is a small charge per text.
For more information on setting alerts, view our guide on how to set up email or text alerts.
Our parents' evenings will continue to be held via the School Cloud platform.
Please see below links to support videos:
If you have any issues logging in to book appointments, please contact Mrs James: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff at WSE
To help you contact the relevant staff member, a list of contact details is provided at the below page.
If you wish to discuss any matter relating to your child’s academic progress or pastoral well-being please contact your child’s tutor in the first instance.
The Wellbeing Hub
Nurturing Mental Health and Wellbeing
Creating an environment that nurtures student mental health and wellbeing is a key priority for us at Wyvern St Edmund's. To help us do this, we have invested in The Wellbeing Hub, developed by child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing experts, Teen Tips. We are delighted to let you know that, as a WSE parent/carer, you are entitled to free access, and we highly recommend you take the opportunity to register and start using these resources. The Wellbeing Hub is an interactive online portal, designed to help you understand and meet your child’s social and emotional needs. We believe it will be an invaluable source of information and support for our whole school community.
As a member, you benefit from:
• Complete Parenting Teens and Parenting 2-12’s audio & video courses
• New weekly resources - podcasts, articles, tips and more
• Monthly live Q&A with a child & adolescent psychotherapist
• Careers Advice - articles and tips, as well as Inspiring Futures podcast series- insiders’ perspectives on different industries, roles and career paths
• Q&A library
• Self-Care – giving you access to The A to Z of wellbeing, Your Stories and Talking Points
• Member offers • Parenting one-to-ones (paid service)
• Access to specialist help and support
• Monthly webinars from in-house and guest, expert-level speakers on a range of topics
Accessing The Wellbeing Hub for Parents and Carers It takes just two minutes to register for your free account.
To sign up either click this link or scan the QR code below:
If you have any specific queries about access, please contact the team at email@example.com
We are so pleased to be able to provide this enhanced level of pastoral support. We hope you find The Wellbeing Hub beneficial for your family and we welcome your feedback.
WSE Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
If you are a WSE parent and would like to join our active PTA community we would love to hear from you, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Committe Meetings run once every half term (6 per year) and are held on a Tuesday at 6pm.
Please see the minutes from the previous PTA Meetings: