At NEAT Academy Trust, we believe that regular attendance is crucial for a child’s educational development and overall well-being. We are committed to providing a positive and engaging learning environment that encourages every child to attend school regularly.

Why is regular attendance important?

Regular attendance has a direct impact on a child’s educational attainment, social development, and future prospects. Research has shown that pupils with high attendance rates achieve better academic outcomes and have improved life chances. It is essential for pupils to be present in school to fully benefit from the educational opportunities and support available to them.

Our Attendance Policy:

Our Attendance Policy is designed to ensure that all children attend school regularly and punctually. We have set a minimum attendance target of 96% for all our pupils. This means that we expect every child to attend school for at least 96% of the academic year.

Reporting Absences:

To report your child’s absence, we kindly request that parents contact the school before 7:30 am on the first day of absence. This allows us to accurately record and monitor attendance. To report an absence, please call the school office and choose the option to report a child absent.

Intervention and Support:

If a child’s attendance falls below 96%, we will implement our first layer of intervention. This may involve working closely with parents and carers to understand and address any barriers to regular attendance. We believe in a supportive approach and will work collaboratively to find solutions that help children attend school regularly.

NEAT Academy Trust’s Supportive Approach:

As a supportive trust, NEAT Academy Trust is committed to working closely with parents, carers, and the wider community to promote regular attendance. We understand that there may be genuine reasons for occasional absences, and we encourage open communication between parents and the school. Our dedicated staff members are here to listen, support, and provide guidance to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend school regularly.

Accessing the Attendance Policy:

To learn more about our Attendance Policy, please click on the link below. The policy outlines our expectations, procedures, and responsibilities regarding attendance. We encourage all parents and carers to familiarize themselves with the policy and refer to it whenever necessary.

Parent’s Booklet:

We have also prepared a comprehensive booklet for parents that provides detailed information about our Attendance Policy and offers practical tips and advice on promoting regular attendance. You can access the booklet by clicking on the link below.

We encourage parents, carers, and the wider community to actively support our efforts in promoting regular attendance. Together, we can help every child achieve their full potential and lay a strong foundation for their future success.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to support you and your child every step of the way.

Remember, every day counts! Let’s work together to ensure that every child attends school regularly and enjoys a fulfilling educational journey.