November 2008

Published: 24 November 2008

Thank you to everyone who replied to our invitation to attend the above event.

Due to circumstances outwith our control this event has been postponed.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.


Published: 21 November 2008

Knox Academy is required to follow up any 'unexplained absences' on a pupil's record.  We do this in a number of ways:

  • For pupils in S1-4 if we have not received a telephone call providing a verbal explanation for absence we attempt to contact the parent/carer
  • We regularly send letters home to follow up absences which remain unexplained (i.e. a letter has not been received by the school office to explain the absence)
  • Guidance and the Attendance Officer liaise with parents/carers where an issue regarding attendance has been identified

We recently contacted the parents/carers of all pupils who have an unexplained absence on their record - this applies to 32% of our pupils at present!!  Parents/carers we need your help to bring this figure down...

  • Contact us before the school day to inform us your son/daughter will be absent.
  • Continue to send notes to inform us of appointments.
  • Send letters of absence with your son/daughter when they return to school following an absence - even if we have received a verbal explanation this is still required. 

Please remember that until we receive a letter from the parent/carer all absences are considered to be unexplained and may result in your son/daughter's absence being recorded incorrectly.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries regarding this matter.

Thank you.