Langley Primary School will strive to maximise pupil attendance.
We recognise that pupils who are absent lose valuable learning time that they may well not be able to replace.
- We aim to ensure that all children attend school regularly and on time to enable them to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available.
- Regular, punctual attendance is valued and positively encouraged for all of our pupils.
- Children whose attendance is good will be rewarded regularly.
- Improved attendance and time keeping will be recognised.
Parents of registered pupils have a legal duty under the Education Act 1996 (section 444) to make sure that children of compulsory school age attend school on a regular and full time basis. Permitting unauthorised absence from school is an offence and parents may be reported to the education authority if problems cannot be resolved by agreement.
Attendance is a key whole-school improvement issue: it has a direct relationship with the attainment of individuals and groups of students and the standards thereby achieved by the school.
All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. Local authorities have a duty to establish, as far as it is possible to do so, the identity of children of compulsory school age who are missing education in their area.
Attendance is monitored regularly. Attendance of less than 90% may cause concern and necessitate the support of the Education Welfare Officer.