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Attendance

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY DOCUMENT

Excellent attendance at Halewood Academy is an essential element in raising attainment, increasing the progress of our students and helping them to fulfil their ambitions and aspirations. From 1st September 2015 the Government has reduced the persistent absence threshold from 15% to 10%. Therefore, a student is now considered to be a persistent absentee if their attendance falls below 90%.

The table below highlights the number of sessions (half days) absence which would define a persistently absent student.

 

10% (persistent absence threshold)

Half term 1

7 or more sessions

Half term 1-2 (autumn term)

14 or more sessions

Half term 1-3

20 or more sessions

Half term 1-4 (autumn and spring terms)

25 or more sessions

Half term 1-5

31 or more sessions

Half term 1-6 (full academic year)

38 or more sessions

 

What does 90% attendance mean?

* 90% attendance = ½ day missed each week

* Over one school year this is 4 weeks of learning lost

* Across 5 years at Halewood Academy your child would have missed half a year

 

Best results are always achieved when there is strong collaboration between students, staff and parents. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in helping to ensure your child achieves well through consistent high levels of attendance.

If you have any questions on this issue then please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Graham our Attendance Manager, or myself.

Mrs J Bain

Assistant Principal