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Southfields Academy

Southfields Academy

Attendance

Our Attendance Target for the Academic Year 2017-2018 is 95%

Students are rewarded for achieving 100% attendance and punctuality by being entered into the ‘In It 2 Win It Draw’ which takes place every half term.

The following table may be of interest to you:

% of Attendance

Number of days missed in a school year

Impact

100%

0 days missed

Your child will have gained the greatest benefit from their time at school.

95%

9 ½ days – nearly 2 weeks

Your child is likely to achieve the best grades they can.

90%

19 days – nearly 4 weeks

Your child is less likely to achieve their full potential.

85%

28 ½ days – 5 weeks 3 ½ days

It will be difficult for your child to achieve their best; they may struggle to catch up with school work.  A referral may be made to the EWO (Education Welfare Officer).

80%

38 days – 7 weeks 3 days

Intervention by the EWO (Local Authority).

75%

47 ½ days – 9 weeks 2 ½ days

Serious cause for concern.  Possible court proceedings by Local Authority.

70%

57 days – 11 weeks 2 days

Serious cause for concern.  Possible multi-agency intervention and court action by Local Authority.

Student who enjoy regular attendance get into a routine and this is very beneficial to their learning. Unfortunately there are a small number of students whose attendance is 85% or below or they are consistently late. Our Education Welfare Officer will be involved directly with those students. Parents may be called to an Attendance Hearing Panel, receive a Fixed Penalty Notice, or have to attend court to explain to the authorities the reasons for non-attendance/poor punctuality. Contact the Attendance Officer on 020 8875 2634 to report your child’s absence.