How important is it for you to ensure your child attends school?
- Making sure your child attends school is one of the most important things you can do to help them achieve their target grades.
- Your child should have an attendance of 97% or above. Do you know what their attendance is at the moment?
- There is a direct link between attendance and achievement. Year on year, our Year 11 students with attendance of 97% and above achieve far better grades than other students in the year.
Please note that all students’ attendance is continuously monitored over a twelve month period for eligibility to be actioned by Birmingham City Council on their prosecution programme: Fast Track Attendance.
Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 states that as a Parent/carer of a child of statutory school age, you have a legal responsibility to ensure their full time education through regular attendance at school or otherwise.
Here at the Academy, we run successful campaigns alongside the Prosecuting Team. This is shown in positive results for attendance and academic achievement, especially with some students who are attending for their final year before seeking a college placement.
Following on is the letter sent out to all students at the beginning of the school year in September. This clearly explains the guidelines around taking your children out of the Academy for Leave of Absence during Term Time. It also states the impact that missing out on education has for your child and the repercussions unauthorised absence has for parents when fined and given criminal records by the courts.