Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education.
Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
The government expects schools and academies to:
Our School Aim
At Hearsall Community Academywe expect children to attend school everyday, as long as they are as fit and healthy enough to do so.
Our goal this school year is to achieve an overall school percentage of 97.5% or above.
Why is Attendance important?
There is a strong link between regular school attendance and achievement and if your child is frequently absent from school they will not meet their full potential.
Regular attendance helps children to develop their confidence and to make lasting friendships.90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses on average:
One half day nearly every week
Nearly four weeks every school year
Over one school year in a school career
Missing School is Missing Out
School Support and Monitoring
School will authorise absence for:
Medical reasons (Where a doctor’s note or prescription is provided, if attendance is below 90%)
Illness, if authorised by an adult (and attendance is really good)
Other circumstances (only agreed by the Head Teacher)
Absence will NOT be authorised if:
Taking a 2 week holiday during school time, even without any other absences, means that your child will only have 95% attendance.
PLEASE NOTE : IN LINE WITH COUNCIL POLICY, SCHOOL WILL NOT AUTHORISE HOLIDAYS. Penalty Notices will be raised against unauthorised Holidays & absence.
Our Attendance Initiative
We believe in rewarding good attendance and with this in mind, we undertake several initiatives which take place during each school half term, giving all of our children a chance to contribute and gain rewards for good attendance andpunctuality.
Please view our Attendance Policy below