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Gallwn, Gofalwn


Ysgol Dyffryn Taf aims to create a learning community which benefits from the positive behaviour, regular attendance and well-being of its pupils and staff. All children should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for absence is unavoidable. Equally, parents have a duty and responsibility to ensure that their children attend school on a regular basis. The Local Authority (LA) has a duty to promote and enforce attendance. Schools are required under the Education (Pupil Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2010 to take an attendance register twice a day: at the start of the morning session and once during the afternoon session. The accuracy of the register is important to support any statutory interventions that may be required. It should be noted that it is an offence not to maintain accurate registers. It is acknowledged that all children are sometimes reluctant to attend school. Any problems which arise with attendance are initially best resolved in discussions between the school, the parents/carers and the child.