Student attendance remains the number one factor affecting the overall achievement of students. From the beginning of their high school career, students must have an understanding of the consequences of poor attendance. In fact, good attendance is the number one issue that their private sector identifies as making a good employee.
The following policies will become site Academy Procedures:
ABSENCES MUST BE CLEARED THE DAY A STUDENT RETURNS TO THE ACADEMY
If your child is going to be absent from the academy, the parent / carer must ring 01254 819526 (attendance line) on the day of the absence and before 9am. If you cannot speak to a member of the attendance team we ask that you please leave a message which includes the name of the student and the reason for absence. Contact should be made on each day of absence.
A member of the academy staff will make a call to the parent /carer if there has been no contact regarding a student being absent.
If a student has been absent and the academy has not been given a reason for the absence from a parent / carer, a home visit will be made, at least within 3 days, sooner if there are concerns.