Attendance

'Attend Today
Success Tomorrow!'


Whole School ASPIRATIONAL TARGET is 97.5%

 

Attendance Team

Mrs Dyas: Attendance Officer Miss Travis: Headteacher Mrs Sherrard: Educational Welfare Officer

EDUCATIONAL WELFARE OFFICER for the Waterton Academy Trust is: Mandy Sherrard

  • School attendance is compulsory for all children between 5 and 16 years
  • Schools must keep registers showing authorised and unauthorised absences in accordance with Government regulations
  • Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure children’s education. Failure can lead to legal action
  • Registers are checked regularly and absence queries followed up immediately

WHAT IS AN AUTHORISED ABSENCE?

  • Personal illness
  • Medical appointments
  • Religious observance
  • Bereavement
  • Approved sporting activity

WHAT IS AN UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE?

  • Time off for birthdays
  • Shopping trips
  • Days out
  • Holidays during term time
  • Persistent lateness after registers have closed
  • Family member’s illness

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

  • Establish a routine that allows your child to arrive at school on time every day
  • Always contact school immediately when your child is absent
  • Follow this up with a written explanation of the child’s absence when he/she returns to school

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE MATTERS

HELP US TO TACKLE ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

Why are good attendance and punctuality important?

  • Regular attendance is vital if your child is to benefit fully from education
  • Every absence means vital lessons missed
  • It is easy to fall behind but difficult to make up lost time
  • It is good training for the future
  • It is your legal responsibility

Please contact the office if you require any further help

Letter Regarding Term Time Holidays

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South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 3DP

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