Regular and punctual attendance of pupils at school is both a legal requirement and crucial to a child’s success
There is a clear link between a high rate of attendance and high achievement.
If pupils are not in lessons they CANNOT LEARN!
EVERY DAY REALLY DOES COUNT!!
Attendance during one school year
Equals days absent
What will happen if my child is referred to the Education Welfare Officer?
The EWO will also monitor your child’s attendance
If your child’s attendance does not improve, a £60 fine will be issued. (If the fine is not paid within 28 days, the fine becomes £120)
If there is no improvement in attendance, you can be prosecuted under Section 444 of the Education Act
This could result in a possible fine of up to £1000.00
If no improvement, it is a Level 4 prosecution which could mean £2,500 fine or 3 months in prison
Prior to the £60 fine there will be a penalty warning notice letter issued to parents informing them of a 20-day monitoring period, 100% attendance is required within this time frame.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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