Good attendance (over 96%) is key to your child being able to fulfil their potential and make good progress in school. Poor attendance impacts significantly on progress, learning, friendship groups and the child’s overall happiness at school. One of the most important ways a parent can support the education of their child and their child’s social, emotional, and academic development is to ensure they attend school every day and on time.
We believe that by identifying poor attendance and issues affecting attendance early as well as working in partnership with parents, we can significantly improve attendance and prevent a child becoming a persistent absentee and therefore involvement with the Local Authority
For those who fall below the 96% target for attendance, parents and carers can expect the school to consider further action that could include social services involvement, penalty notices, court proceedings and fines.
If you are having difficulties with your child’s attendance, please contact the school as soon as possible so that we can work together to resolve the issue. If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff the school office is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
What to expect if your child’s attendance is below 95%
90% – 95% – Close monitoring of your child’s attendance
At 90% – Attendance Support Plan warning letter
At 88% – An Attendance Support Plan will be jointly agreed and put in place for your child.
If attendance does not improve, parents and carers can expect the school to consider further action. This could include referral to the Education Welfare Service at Southampton City Council, social services involvement, penalty notices, court proceedings and fines.