A very warm welcome to Bredgar Primary School. My name is Amanda Adcock and I am the Trust Attendance Manager for OCMAT, the Trust of which your school is a part of.
Education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life. Regular and punctual attendance at school is key to both academic and social development, which in turn will improve the life chances of children and young people and ensure that your child settles well, is happy at school and able to take advantage of all that Bredgar Primary has to offer.
We hope that by working together, your Child’s journey with us is a happy and successful one
Our school day starts at 9am. Our classroom doors are open from 8.40am and we have a staggered end time, at 3.10pm to 3.20pm.
Lost Minutes = Lost Learning!
It is the parents’ responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent by email or telephone before 9.30am. This is a safeguarding issue requirement so that all parties know that your child is safe. At Bredgar we operate a first day calling system. If your child is unwell with a sickness bug we would ask that they remain at home until they are clear of any symptoms for 48 hours.
Our SENCO is Lucy Humphreys and she is happy to work with both children and families to improve attendance and punctuality. Please come and talk to us if you have any worries or questions.
Requesting a leave of absence
If you are needing to take an unavoidable leave of absence for your child please complete this form, which will be sent to Mrs Adcock our Trust Attendance Manager, who will respond at her earliest convenience. This can also be found on our website under Parents/Children – Leave of absence.