Parents have a legal responsibility for making sure that their children of compulsory school age receive a suitable full-time education, our aim is to promote this and support. This links to statutory guidance, ‘Parental responsibility measures’ and the new DFE 2022 ‘Working together to improve school attendance’. This guidance is extremely clear, consequently, we have place ‘tiers of support’. Our Wellbeing Lead, Mrs Bates and Safeguarding and Learning mentor, Miss Short, are key contacts; however, all members of staff are here to support.
Please see our school Attendance Policy for more information.
Promoting and supporting attendance at Daven
Tier 1: Promote attendance in the school newsletter.
Tier 2: Keep in touch with families and regular discussions. The Headteacher and teachers are present at start and end of each day, termly Parents’ Evenings, meetings with Wellbeing Lead, when needed.
Tier 3: Contact from school team to support when absence is a concern, aim to support.
Tier 4. Contact from leadership team to support where absence is a concern, aim to support.
Tier 5: Letter from Headteacher when attendance continues to be persistent
Persistent is below 90% (equal to one day off every fortnight).
Tier 6: Fixed Penalty Notice. Penalty notices. Where the pupil’s absence has not been authorised and attendance is below the national threshold. Parenting Contracts for irregular attendance. The guidance is very clear that holidays must not be taken in term time as this causes severe disruption to a child’s education and impacts long term educational outcomes.
The name and contact details of the school staff member pupils and parents should contact about attendance on a day-to-day basis is: Miss Short. Telephone 01260 228088
We monitor all absence, and the reasons that are given, thoroughly.
If a child is absent from school the parent must follow these procedures:
If your child is absent, we will:
If absence continues, we will: