- 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||Equal
|95%||9 Days||2 Weeks|
|90%||19 Days||4 Weeks|
|85%||29 Days||6 Weeks|
|80%||38 Days||8 Weeks|
|75%||48 Days||10 Weeks|
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.