Excellent attendance and punctuality is a high priority at Witton Park Academy. In order to ensure all students achieve success in school, excellent attendance is essential.
DfE statistics confirm that students with 100% attendance are three times more likely to achieve strong passes across the curriculum than those students with less than 97% attendance.
The DfE updated their attendance and punctuality guidance from September 2022 in order to improve attendance through teachers, parents/carers and pupils working together.
Here is their guidance on parental responsibilities for good attendance.
They also have this page providing resources for families to support good attendance.
Students learn best and receive most from our school when they are present.
Attendance is celebrated regularly and is highlighted in all reports to Parents throughout the year.
We have a graduated response to absence with interventions taking place from the first day a student is absent. These interventions include a text message and phone call home if the Parent/Carer has not informed the school of the absence, if it is deemed necessary a home visit by the Attendance Office or Family Support Officer may be conducted. The attendance policy is formulated via a ‘staged approach’ with Tutor monitoring, letters home, attendance panels, meetings with a member of the year team, SLT meetings and other outside intervention as appropriate.