The aims of this policy are to:
a welcoming atmosphere that makes students feel safe and valued.
develop and maintain good relationships between the school and
· To provide clear guidelines about how the
school promotes and attains high levels of pupil attendance and punctuality.
that attendance is monitored effectively and absence followed up quickly.
ensure all stakeholders understand the school’s expectations of
themselves, and each other, in order to strive to attain them.
The Attendance Policy operates within the context of the
school’s culture. It is the aim of leaders to support every pupil to attend
school each day in order to fulfil their academic and social potential.
To realise this aim, the school will work in partnership
with parents / carers, the local authority, and outside agencies to offer pupils
support in maintaining excellent attendance. The barriers to accessing
education are wide and complex, both within and beyond the school gates, and
are often specific to individual pupils and families. Improving attendance is
everyone’s business: effective communication and joined up working are
Excellent attendance is a pre-requisite of academic
success. The school will ensure that parents are kept well-informed about the
link between attendance and attainment and that when academic progress is
jeopardised, this message is clearly reiterated, and support is offered to
remove any existing or emerging barriers to attendance.
School leaders will ensure there is a calm, safe,
supportive and stimulating learning environment where pupils want to be present
and are eager and ready to learn.
policy should be implemented alongside the Department for Education guidance
document ‘Working Together to Improve School Attendance’
The full policy can be accessed here: Attendance Policy