Attendance

Attendance

From September 8th the expectation of the Department for Education is that all pupils should begain attending school again full time - unless there is a legitimate reason as would have been the case prior to the COVID-19 closures. 
 
Parents should therefore notify the school of any absence, and should expect the local authority to begin to undertake measures such as fines for unauthorised leave. 
 
As a federation, we will work positively with families to support this return to full attendance and to address any anxieties surrounding the ongoing pandemic. 
 
If you have any concerns regarding attendance please contact the school as soon as possible. 
 
 

At the Federation of Trosnant Schools we place a high importance on attendance and fully believe in 'everybody in school, on time, every day'.

Research shows there is a clear link between good school attendance from an early age, with success later in life at GCSE study, university and during careers.

OFSTED suggest that attendance should be a minimum of 96%. 

In accordance with government policy, from September 2015, Hampshire County Council introduced new measures for dealing with unauthorised absences.  In particular they brought in fines across the county where a child's unauthorised absence was 10 sessions (5 days) or more in a 10 week period. Fines have been set at £60 per parent, per child.  Hampshire County Council have issued an information leaflet about the penalty notices and it can be viewed here.

Our Headteacher is required to follow the local authority policy in respect of authorising absence and issuing penalty notices where applicable.

We aim to work in close partnership with families to ensure all our children have good attendance. Further information is available on the Hampshire Education Website.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/education/hias/learning-behaviour-attendance/attendance-guidance-for-parents.htm

If you need help with, or are worried about, your child’s attendance please contact the office and ask to speak to Denise Stephens, our Home School Liaison Officer, who can offer advice and support.

The table below details attendance across the school for the last week and cumulative for the current school year. 

Infant School Week Ending - 11/09/20 Year to date Junior School Week Ending - 11/09/20 Year to date

 98.12%

 98.12%

 96.31%

 96.31%

Parents can ask the school office for their child’s attendance record and the schools will contact families where attendance becomes a concern.

Well done to all our pupils whose attendance is at least 96% or better!    

 

Attendance Links 

Absence Reporting Procedures

Absence Request Procedures

Absence Request Form