Attendance

Aims and Principles of Good Attendance

  • All students havegree a minimum attendance target 97%.
  • The school/academy is committed to maximising the achievement and attainment of all pupils/students.
  • There is a clear link between good attendance and educational achievement.
  • Regular and punctual attendance is vital if pupils/students are to benefit fully from the academic, personal and social opportunities, which are offered to them within the school/academy.
  • Parents/carers play an important role in supporting the school/academy and encouraging pupils/students to reach good attendance levels.
  • A broad and balanced education is dependent on regular attendance at school/academy.
  • School/academy will take appropriate action to promote and encourage good attendance.

Attendance Groups

Green Group: 97% - 100%Best chance of academic success97% - 100%
Yellow Group: 95% - 96.9%Risk of underachievement95% - 96.9%
Amber Group: 93% - 94.9%Serious risk of underachievement93% - 94.9%
Pink Group: 90% - 92.9%Severe risk of underachievement90% - 92.%
Red Group: 0% - 89.9%Extreme risk - Court action0% - 89.9%

Attendance Performance

2012-1392.2%
2013-1494.0%
2014-1594.1%
2015-1694.7%
2016-1794.24%
2017-17
TermAutumnSpringSummer
1st Half 2nd Half1st Half2nd Half1st Half2nd Half
Year 795.93%     
Year 896.17%     
Year 993.75%     
Year 1095.98%     
Year 1195.98%     
Overall95.69%     


Supporting Attendance, Achievement and Progress

Attendance

  • On each day of absence parents/carers must inform the Academy by 8.45am on 01709 512342. Please leave a voicemail if the lines are busy.
  • Failure to do so will result in contact being made by the Attendance team (first day of absence).
  • Where attendance falls below target levels (97%) over a prolonged period of time a letter of concern will be sent home.
  • Continued concern will lead to further communications, these could include, forming attendance action plans, attendance panel meetings and possible prosecution in more serious cases.

Absence during the Academy day / appointments

  • Always attend school BEFORE the appointment to get your morning mark. School is open from 8:00am. Come in and inform your Year Team Leader that you have an appointment. When you leave, do so via the Attendance Office. This will ensure you get your mark.
  • Always return AFTER your appointment via the attendance office, even if it is for the last half your of school, you can still receive your mark and collect any missed work.
  • Try and ensure regular appointments e.g. orthadontist, are arranded during the school holidays if possible. Half term holidays are every 5-8 weeks so this can sometimes be possible.
  • We do understand that some appointments cannot be changed, however always QUESTION if there is an alternative or later appointment that day- e.g. after school.
  • Talk to the school Health Support Worker or Attendance Officer with regards to medical help offered in school. Did you know that medication can be administered / stored securely at school?
  • Always obtain proof of medical appointments e.g. appointment card, letter.

Punctuality

Arriving at the Academy prepared for learning in correct uniform, with full equipment and a well-focussed attitude for learning is of crucial importance. This is key to a positive start to the days learning. The Academy is open for students from 8.00am and all are expected to be in the building by 8.25am and in tutor time by 8.30am. Failure to do this will result in disruption to their own learning as well as the learning of others.

If a student is late more than once they will receive appropriate sanctions (including detentions). If the problem continues the Academy will make contact with Parents/Carers and seek clarification and plan ways forward. This may well include involving the Education Welfare Officer.