Attendance and Punctuality
Why is attendance a safeguarding matter?
Our aim is simply to keep children safe; chasing attendance is not a matter of pointless bureaucracy.
Persistent absenteeism and sudden changes in patterns of attendance are a key indication that something is wrong. This is why attendance is closely monitored, and systems are in place to deal with issues quickly and sensitively, in order to keep children safe. Our procedures are rigorous and absences will always be questioned.
Our staff are also trained to spot changes in attendance patterns. Knowing who is absent, and why, is fundamental to effective safeguarding.