Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
If your child is absent we ask you to contact the school on 01328 862188, choosing Option 1, between 8.30am and 9.30am.
Messages can be left on the answering machine. If your child is sick, you will need to contact the school for every day that your child is absent. Please state the illness affecting your child and be specific as just ’unwell’ is not enough information for our records. The Office Staff will contact any family who have not informed us on the first day of the pupil’s absence. Unless we hear from you we have to record absence in the register as “unauthorised”. Frequent, lengthy or unexplained absences are followed up by the Pastoral Support Team. In more serious cases this will be referred to the Attendance Team and could result in financial penalties being applied for unauthorised absences that breech Norfolk County Council guidelines, which are adopted by the school.
If your child needs to visit the doctor, dentist, optician or hospital during school time please ensure that the school office is informed in advance and evidence is provided where possible. We ask you, on these occasions, to collect and return children to the school office, to sign them out/in.
These should always be taken during school holidays. If holidays are taken during the school year, these will automatically be unauthorised but the school still requires notification of the leave of absence. Forms are available on the website or from the school office for this purpose
Financial penalties may be applied for unauthorised absences that breech Norfolk County Council guidelines.