Regular school attendance is crucial to a student’s success in school, so we do all we can to maximise their attendance.
We provide yearly targets for each student, based on their previous year's attendance, and the Government expectation. Our Pastoral Manager tracks attendance, and informs students and their parents of their current attendance every term.
If a student's attendance falls below 93% they will be closely monitored for the following term, and offered support to help improve their attendance. As a special school we are aware that some of our learners will have lower attendance due to medical needs or ill health, so the type of support offered varies based on the individual student's needs.
We praise students whose attendance is consistently good or excellent during assemblies.
|98% and above||Excellent ||Green||Keep up the great work.|
|95 to 97.9%||Good||Yellow||Doing well, but ensure you consider absences carefully.|
|93 to 95.9%||Satisfactory||Amber||Slightly lower than we would like, please avoid unnecessary absences.|
|90 to 92%||Weak||Pink||We are worried about your child's attendance, please ensure your child attends every day.|
|89.9% and below||Poor||Red||We are very concerned about your child's attendance and may get external support from the council or social services, or decide to issue a penalty notice.|