Allows a child to access a FULL & VARIED curriculum. As well as developing their Absences are recorded as either Authorised or Unauthorised Parents/Carers should supply a reason for all absences to the school If school deem the reason to be acceptable, school may authorise the absence. If not it will be recorded as unauthorised •Contagious illness •An operation •Observing religious events •Holiday agreed by school •Birthdays •Shopping trips •Family outings •Holiday not agreed by school MEDICAL OR DENTAL APPOINTMENTS SHOULD BE MADE OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS WHERE POSSIBLE HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE TAKEN IN SCHOOL HOLIDAY TIMES CHILDREN SHOULD BE AT SCHOOL ON TIME AS LATENESS CAN ALSO BE UNAUTHORISED ASWELL AS DISTURBING TO A CLASSROOM So how does absence affect students? • 100-95% attendance gives the best chance of success It gets students off to a flying start • 85-90% attendance makes it harder to progress Students have less chance of success • 80% and below is not fair on your child Court action will follow 190 Days at school 100% 10 days absence 180 Days at school 95% GOOD! 19 days 29 days absence absence Half a term 171 Days at missed 38 days school 161 absence Days at 152 school Days at school 90% 85% WORRYING 80% 47 days absence 143 Days at school 75% SERIOUS Court action! The Education Act 1996 states: ‘If any child of compulsory school age, who is a registered pupil at a school, fails to attend regularly, the parents shall be guilty of an offence’. A Penalty Notice issued to each parent for each child, by the Local Authority for £50 if unpaid within 28 days this rises to £100 if paid within 42 days. Non payment results in court action. An appearance in a Magistrates Court which, if found guilty and prosecuted may result in a Parenting Order, Community Order, a Fine of up to £2,500 and /or up to 3 months in Prison. Late for school Late for lessons Late for work It doesn’t matter if I’m late ..............................does it? 19 Days 13 Days 10 Days 6.5 Days 3 Days 5 mins 10 mins 15 mins 20 mins 30 mins Well, it does because………. • I miss the beginning of the lesson • I don’t know what to do • I have to stop others listening and learning to ask them what to do • I may have to disturb everyone to get to my seat • The teacher may be in the middle of giving instructions • I miss registration • The teacher is irritated and gets grumpy So what should you do? • Be on time for school and lessons • Book medical appointments out of school hours when possible • Plan holidays in the 175 non-school days • Celebrate special times after school, at weekends and in those 175 days ! • Go late-night shopping! • If you are absent, talk to your teachers about catching up with your learning Don’t miss out on success!!