When your child is absent from school, please make sure that you phone the school on your child’s first day of absence BEFORE 10.00 AM. You should give a reason for the absence and an indication of how long you expect your child to be absent from school. If you do not phone the school and we are unable to contact you, we must report your child’s absence to the duty team at Macmerry. They will follow up the absence with a home visit. When your child returns to school, you should confirm the reason in writing to the class teacher, so that records are kept up to date and accurate.