You will find all the St Michael's Safeguarding Policies in the section below. All policies have close links with each other as they cover different aspects of safeguarding:
Child Protection Policy
Vulnerable Children Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
Health and Safety Policy
School Holiday Policy
Facts about holidays in term time
There are 175 non-school days each academic year.
If you do take your child on holiday during term time without the school's permission this will be recorded as unauthorised absence.
10 days holidays during term time means only 95% attendance. If your child is then also ill, that further affects their attendance rate.
The main parts of the policy have been bullet pointed, so it is clear what is legally expected of both school and parents.
All holiday requests should be made on the school's application form.
Requests should be submitted no later than 21 days before the start of the holiday.
The school can only approve 1 holiday each academic year and the holiday can be no longer than 10 school days long.
Holidays in Summer 1 (from Easter till May half term) will not be approved as this is SATs and assessment time.
Factors affecting a request for holiday
When considering a request for holidays during term time, the Head Teacher is required to consider:
If the child has already had absence due to a family holiday in the current academic year?
Is the child's attendance level below 95%?
Does the holiday fall in the period between the Easter holidays and the May half term? (Summer 1)
If you have any queries, please contact either the school or the Education Welfare Service for their advice on the following telephone number: