Attendance at parkroyal
At Parkroyal Community School, we want all children to have the best possible attendance at school to enable each and every child to reach their full potential. There is a strong link between good school attendance and achieving good results for children. Children who frequently miss school may fall behind in their work which may affect their future prospects.
Your responsibilities as a parent/carer
If your child is between 5 and 16 years old and is a registered pupil at a school, it is your legal responsibility to make sure that your child has a suitable education either by regular school attendance or otherwise.
Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education, and support and guidance is always available from our school. We know that we need to work together with parents/carers to support our children to attend school and to be successful. We want all parents/carers to help their children by making sure they attend school every day and arrive on time. Doing this will ensure that your child feels confident, up to date with learning, and up to date with their circle of friends.
Support and Monitoring Systems
Parkroyal Community School recognises that poor attendance is often an indication of difficulties in a child's life. This may be related to things that may be happening at home, in the community or in school. Parents/carers should make school aware of any difficulties or changes in circumstances that may affect their child's attendance and/or behaviour in school, for example; bereavement, divorce/separation, incidents of domestic abuse, etc. This will help the school identify any additional support that may be required.
The school also recognises that some pupils are more likely to require additional support to attain good attendance, for example, those pupils with special educational needs, those with physical or mental health needs, migrant and refugee pupils and looked after children.
The school will implement a range of strategies to support attendance. Strategies used may include discussions with parents/carers and pupils; Attendance Panels; referrals to support agencies, friendship groups, time limited part-time timetables; reward systems; additional learning support.
We are committed to raising attendance and will work with all parents/carers to help their child achieve the best from their education through good attendance.
The attendance team will review each child's attendance every 2 weeks, identifying any concerns or patterns of absence at an early stage. Parents or carers may be required to attend a meeting with their child's phase lead to work together to improve attendance.
Persistent absentees (those pupils with less than 90% attendance) will be monitored closely by the attendance team. Continued persistence absence may result in support of the Education Welfare Service.
Who can I contact if I need support?
If you need help to support your child's attendance, you should contact school as soon as possible to discuss your concerns and any issues you may be having. Staff in school will assist you in trying to resolve any issues affecting your child's attendance at school, they may also be able to get some help from other support services or agencies that can assist you.
Support and guidance on attendance is always available from our school or from the Cheshire East Education Welfare Service. If you would like to discuss your child's attendance, please do not hesitate to contact our Attendance lead, Mrs Smith.