Batley Girls’ High School - Support and Guidance Regarding Absence
If your child feels unwell in the morning, please provide them with appropriate pain relief/medication and send them to school unless they are medically unfit to attend. If you are uncertain about this you can refer to the NHS website for guidance https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/
Any medication that needs to be taken in school should be handed in to Student Services or our Healthcare Support Worker and can be administered if the appropriate permission is completed. Your child should be in school if they have a minor illness such as a headache, cold, sore throat, or period pain.
If your child is unavoidably absent please call the attendance office on 01924 350094, alternatively you can use the School App to message school/contact us link for attendance from the website. Whichever method you use please inform us by 8.30am and include the following information:
- Full name and Tutor Group of student
- Detailed reason for absence, where students are medically unfit to attend there should be a clear explanation (not just ‘they are unwell’).
- The best number to return contact, as we will follow up on any unclear or incomplete messages.
If this information is not received by 9am, your child will be recorded as having an unauthorised absence. Remember unless informed otherwise by the attendance officer you should contact school on every day of absence.
Please see the graphics below which illustrates the impact of absence from school and our support: