Why is attendance important?
Every day of education and indeed every lesson matters. In the National Curriculum where there is built in progression, children who are persistently late or absent soon get behind with learning and then do not understand current lessons when they return.
The introduction to a lesson and to the school day is crucial to the child’s understanding of their own learning. Children who miss school frequently will undoubtedly have gaps in their learning which will impede their progress and future ability to engage in lessons. This in turn has a knock on effect for their ability to concentrate and for their behaviour.
Frequent absence has a profound and cumulative effect on achievement.
If your child is unwell and not able to attend the academy please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 0203 443 9000 ext. 1 to be rerouted to our attendance officer. Please notify us before 08:25 if your child is unwell.
If you have failed to inform us about an absence and your child is not in school, we will e-mail or text you to inform you that your child is not in the academy.
If you know in advance that your child will be absent due to an appointment, the academy office should be informed (minimum 24 hours notice to authorise absence) and the appointment card, e-mail, letter or text message should be shown. A phone call on the day will not suffice and we wouldn’t be able to allow a pupil to leave early.