Reporting Absences

What if my child is off?

We expect your child to attend school every day, however, if your child is ill and unable to attend, please inform the school office before 9am. As a school we have a duty of care and therefore if we do not hear from you we will contact you via a phone call or potentially carry out a home visit.

School telephone number: 01482 861115

Walkington.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

The school office is open from 8.15am – 4.00pm Monday-Friday.
Messages can be left on the answerphone out of these hours.

If your child has a medical appointment, please advise the office in advance and if the appointment is in the school day, please inform us what time you will need to collect them from the school office.

Please bear in mind every day spent in school helps your child to make progress.

Children whose attendance falls below 95% will be monitored by the school as they may be in danger of becoming persistent absentees. Usually the school with liaise with our allocated Education Welfare Officer if attendance falls to 90% or below, to determine a plan to ensure the child’s absence improves. This may involve families being invited into school for meetings with either the Headteacher or EWO.

Term-time Holidays

Planned Absence & Holiday Requests

PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL WILL NOT AUTHORISE ANY HOLIDAYS.

In exceptional circumstances, such as children of members of the armed forces, acute crisis within the family and court order/formal agreement where parents have separated, it may be possible to review this.

“Effective safeguarding procedures are in place. All staff have a clear understanding of how to keep pupils safe.”

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“Pupils behave well and are polite, articulate and respectful.”

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“Older pupils develop a good understanding of what they read. Leaders promote a love of reading and pupils say the school provides them with high-quality texts.”

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“The school’s welcoming and caring ethos is central to its work in raising standards for
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“Pupils listen to the opinions of others and are keen to offer their views considerately and respectfully.”

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“In all key stages, pupils are now making good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.”

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“The teaching of reading is good. There is a consistent approach to the teaching of
phonics.”

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“The passionate and effective leadership of senior leaders and the commitment of the staff have sustained the good quality of education at the school.”

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“Teachers use their good subject knowledge to plan interesting tasks that engage
pupils.”

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“Learning in early years gets off to a good start. As a result of effective teaching and provision, children progress well from their starting points.”

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“Parents and carers who offered their views to inspectors were overwhelmingly positive about the experiences of their children.”

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“The quality of teaching at Walkington Primary is underpinned by warm and caring
relationships between staff and pupils.”

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“In mathematics lessons, resources are used well to enable pupils to visualise abstract ideas and to get a more secure understanding of number.”

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“Governors are ambitious for the school. They challenge and support leaders effectively.”

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“Leaders are well trained and use their knowledge of special educational needs to identify specific requirements at an early stage and provide timely support.”

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“Staff encourage pupils to be resilient and take risks. Pupils know it is all right to get things wrong and that this is part of the process of learning.”

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“Teachers plan interesting activities that motivate the pupils. Staff ensure that all pupils are valued and included in learning.”

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“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”

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“Adults give pupils
opportunities to share ideas and challenge their own thinking and this helps them to articulate their opinions with confidence.”

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“The broad curriculum provides a wide range of enriching experiences for pupils.”

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“Staff welcome the professional development they receive and say that this makes a real difference to the quality of their teaching.”

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“The profile of sport has been raised and more pupils now compete in sporting
activities.”

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“Exciting activities, such as visits to places of worship, generate high levels of
interest and curiosity about the themes that pupils are studying.”

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“Improvements in the teaching of mathematics have helped to increase pupils’ progress and improve pupils’ ability to solve mathematical
problems.”

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“Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and
are clear about priorities and plans for improvement.”

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“Good teaching through early years and in key stage 1 ensures that the proportion of pupils passing the Year 1 phonics screening check is consistently above average.”

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“By the end of Year 6, outcomes are high in reading and writing. In reading, they are
particularly high.”

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“The school is a calm, orderly and purposeful place for pupils to make the most of their learning.”

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