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Attendance Matters

A minimum of 95% attendance is a requirement for all pupils.

Good attendance is important to your child’s education.

All absence is detrimental to your child’s education, no matter what the reason.

Important Attendance and Punctuality Facts

95% Attendance equals 10 days absent and 50 lessons missed.

85% Attendance equals 30 days absent and 150 lessons missed.

5 minutes late per day during the school year equals 3.7 teaching days lost and 18 lessons missed.

10 minutes late per day during the school year equals 7.4 teaching days lost and 37 lessons missed.

15 minutes late per day during the school year equals 10 teaching days lost and 50 lessons missed.

You can help by:

  • ensuring your child attends school every day and arrives punctually in order to make the most of the education offered.
  • avoiding medical appointments in school time.
  • avoiding taking holidays in school time.
  • sending your child to school every day except when he/she is too ill to attend.
  • ensuring your child catches up on missed work if absence is unavoidable.

What to do if your child is unwell

Phone the school and inform the Attendance and Welfare Officers, giving the name of your child, their mentor group and a brief explanation of the nature of the illness. A call is requested for every day of absence. We cannot assume that a pupil is unwell just because they were off school the previous day. If you believe an absence due to illness may be prolonged, please contact the Attendance and Welfare Officers so they can make arrangements to avoid calling you daily:

  • Mrs Lynda Gould for all School years

If your child is unwell please contact the school on the above numbers before 10 am.

Medical Appointments

Where possible try to avoid routine medical appointments during the school day. If they do have an appointment, please send them to school with a note in their diary stating the reason they need to leave and the time you will collect them.

You can also email Attendance/Welfare Officers:

You can also get in touch via School Gateway. School Gateway is a text and email service, which allows us to communicate more quickly and effectively – via a smart phone app. You and the school can save money by downloading this app from the app store, which is free and can be used on iPhones and Android.

It is quick and easy to do. All you need is your mobile number and an email address that the school holds on record for you.

Unauthorised absences

The following absences will not be authorised;

  • Absence for pupils/students with attendance below 95%, without medical evidence.
  • Absence for a birthday or family celebration.
  • Absence for holidays in term-time.
  • Absence because of a parent‘s illness.
  • Absence because a sibling is off school.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT YOUR CHILD DIRECTLY BY TEXT OR PHONE. Pupils may have their mobile phones in school but they must be switched off and in their bag at all times.

Our Attendance Policy is available under the school policies section.

Newsdesk

A much respected and beloved colleague and member of our staff, Ms Sue Beasley, very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on 9th November. Ms Beasley had worked at Ysgol Harri Tudur and Pembroke School for 17 years. The most heartfelt of condolences from everybody here are extended to her two daughters. Read More…

The school now has its own twitter account to promote important news and events as well as sharing celebrations of our learner's achievements. Please follow us on Twitter @YsgolHarriTudur. More detailed information can always be found on our school website www.yht.wales and also via the Ysgol Harri Tudur app. Please continue to get in touch with us in the usual ways. Read More…

The Staff Association at Ysgol Harri Tudur have recently been donating toys, books and other gifts to the PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship) Annual Christmas Gift Appeal. The charity also run an all year round food bank and provide other household items to families and individuals who are experiencing hardship. Read More…

All drivers are requested to ensure they park in the correct parking areas; please do not park in the Bus Pick Up and Drop Off Zone. Not only does this type of parking create significant difficulties for the buses to collect and pick up learners, it increases the risk of accidents occurring. Read More…

Just a quick reminder that the next Virtual Parent Network Group of the term, which is called "Positive Praise & Rewards" is coming up on Friday 2nd December 10:00-11:30. Read More…

Ysgol Harri Tudur is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive environment for all its learners and staff. We will not tolerate bullying in any form and we remind learners that help is available from Mentors, Subject Teachers and Pupil Support Staff alongside peer support from our Sixth Form Prefects. Learners will be reminded of the school's anti-bullying measures throughout the week in Mentor Time and in Assemblies, emphasising the message that bullying is never acceptable and that help is always available. Read More…

Learners from MPCT, House representatives, school Army cadets and members of staff participated in a small Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday 11th November on the school playground. This comprised of the reading of short war poems, a 2 minute silence and the laying of wreaths. Following a school House wreath design competition, the winning designs were incorporated into wreaths and laid jointly by the winning designer and a cadet from each house. The Head, MPCT staff and the 6th Form also laid wreaths. Full story and images of the ceremony here. Read More…

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