Reporting Absence

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Absence Reporting 

First Day Absence

Parents/carers should ring the dedicated absence line on 08442393457 before 8.45 a.m. to report a student’s absence, giving the reason and likely duration of the absence.  Alternatively, a text messaging service is available via the MyEd app or direct to the Attendance Officer on 07975006988. The Attendance Officer will add a comment on the attendance register when such information is received.

The Attendance Officer will run an attendance report at 10.30 a.m. each day to identify any absence where parents/carers have not contacted school.  Contact will be made to these parents/carers via phone before lunchtime.  Where contact has not been possible, a text message is sent. Where students are deemed to be vulnerable, calls relating to their absence will be prioritised, and the Attendance Monitoring Officer will be notified if a valid reason for absence is not obtained.

Students who have poor attendance at school, without medical reason, may be visited at home by a member of staff.

Continued Unreported Absence

If contact has not been made with the exception of students identified as vulnerable, and a note has not been received, the Academy will request that a home visit is made by either the Pastoral Lead/Inclusion Support Assistant or the Attendance Monitoring Officer; this is to ensure that the child is seen.

If no communication is received, we will contact home or other contacts provided.

If your child is going to be absent for more than 2 days then you must contact the academy again. 

Pupils are expected to catch up on all work missed.

The Attendance Policy can be accessed via the link below: