Henry Tyndale School

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Sickness Procedure

Absence Procedures and Attendance


Absence Procedures


Regular attendance is of course important if students are to benefit from the full range of educational experiences and opportunities on offer at Henry Tyndale and so we ask that students are only kept away from school for genuine reasons.


Obviously, however, if a student is not well enough to benefit from being at school, or if he or she is liable to infect another student or member of staff, then he/she should not be at school.


We have a number of students at our school who are vulnerable or at risk to infection and so we ask that you please ensure that students who have any infectious illness are not sent into school. If you know in advance your child will not be coming into school, for hospital appointments etc. parents should ensure Transport are informed and school must be informed of the reason for absence.


In the case of protracted or repeated absence where we have not been informed of a reason, the school will make a welfare call and if this is not forthcoming then the absence may ne investigated by the Education Welfare Officers.

Children and young people aged 18 years and under who have a positive test result


It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.


If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test, if they can. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.


Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.


This guidance is correct as of 14th July 2022 - People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 - GOV.UK (