The Governors and staff at Weston Point Primary Academy are united in their belief that regular school attendance is the key to enabling children to maximise the educational opportunities available to them. Helping them to become emotionally resilient, confident and competent adults who are able to realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to their community. 

Weston Point Primary Academy values all children. As set out in this policy we will work with families to identify the barriers to achieving and maintaining excellent attendance and offer the right service at the right time to try to resolve any difficulties. 

The Attendance Leader and Attendance Officer will monitor attendance and use attendance data to identify any patterns of concern, whilst also celebrating success!  Attendance concerns will be raised with parents if reasons are not known by the school, e.g. a long period of illness, this information may be shared with the Local Authority following concerns.  Where we have concerns, or lack of engagement from families to improve attendance, we will follow the schools escalated approach to improving attendance.  The schools escalated approach is child-centred and prioritises support and developing strong working relationships with families. We will   use the Education Welfare Service to offer support to famiies prior to escalation and consider how we can work with families to enable your child to access their right to education. 

Our aim is to always to work in partnership with parents and any referral for consideration of a penalty notice is deemed to be a last resort Weston Point Primary Academy. Attendance figures for each child will be reported to parents as part of the annual report, we will also share a child’s attendance profile if we have concerns regarding a child’s attendance.  Throughout the school year the Attendance Team will report on the overall attendance figures for children groups, this will be closely monitored for support and reported to the Governing Body.  

School Attendance Policy

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