* At TDMS we believe that excellent attendance and punctuality are
fundamental in ensuring maximum progress and that the students grow up
with the correct work ethos for their future lives
* Form tutors will have daily contact with students regarding
* Student attendance is closely monitored by our Senior Deputy
Head-teacher Mr Stuart Weston, Assistant Headteacher Mr Matt Sandell and the Attendance Officer, Ms Denise Moorecroft who are assisted by the
Heads of Learning and Senior Intervention Tutors. They work closely with
the local authority and the Education Investigation Service.
* For your child to gain the greatest benefit from school, maximum
attendance is necessary.
However, there will be times when your child is unfit for school or
unable to attend school. The law enables schools to authorise absence
for the following:
* Acceptable medical reasons
* An absence for which prior permission has been given
* Other absences will be denoted as unauthorised
* What to do if your child is unable to attend school:
* Inform the school on the first day and if possible give the expected
day of return
* Keep the school informed if the absence is to be longer than expected
* Send a note with the child when he/she returns giving full details of
the reason for absence
* An Attendance Welfare Officer visits the school regularly to check on
the attendance of all the pupils. The number of unauthorised absences
that your child has each year will be recorded on their school report.
This is a legal requirement.
* If you need to take your child out of school for any reason, please
report to the school office and a member of staff will be pleased to
assist you with your query. This is in the interests of the health,
safety and well being of all the children.
* Individual pupils should be aiming for at least 96%. This means that
over the course of the year a pupil should only have a maximum of 9 and
half days off school. However, we would prefer that all pupils targeted
Request for leave during term time