Attendance & Punctuality
We expect all students to attend school all of the time, although we understand that circumstances may result in a student’s absence at times. We expect students to be punctual at all times.
It is an expectation that all students achieve 96-100%% attendance. Absence from school will have a negative impact on a child’s education. Good punctuality is also essential to make the most of your learning.
Students should only be absent from the school for valid reasons such as genuine illness or appointments. We will not accept absences for child care, parcel delivery, birthday, shopping, haircuts or translation for parents etc. School will not authorise absence where evidence is not supplied such as appointment letters, medical appointment cards and prescriptions.
Please report all absences daily to: – Tel: 01902 556872 with updates each day.
Appointments during the School Day
Medical / Dental appointments should be made outside of school time wherever possible or supported by valid appointment card / letter. Students should be encouraged to attend before and after appointments.
If we do not receive a call from you regarding your child’s absence their registration mark will not be authorised until a sufficient explanation is received.
No holiday will be authorised during the school year. Please read document under the “useful links section on this page for further information regarding Government legislation on holidays in term time.
For holidays due to exceptional circumstances please call our Attendance Officer on Tel: 01902 556872 and request a Leave of Absence Form/Holiday Form. Alternatively, follow this link for the Wolverhampton council booklet “Are you thinking of taking your child out of school in term time?”
Consequence of Poor Attendance – Under 90%
If your child has an attendance rate of under 90%, please be aware that the following action may be taken:-
- A Fixed Penalty Fine
- Attendance contract for parents
- Legal action by the Authority
Support for Attendance
The attendance staff are dedicated to ensuring you and your child are fully supported with all Attendance related issues. We are here to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child is at the forefront of our focus and attention. We have a range of support that we can offer to you and your child if you need it. Please do not hesitate in contacting us to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.
Some of the support strategies we offer in school include – Early Help Assessment, Mentor, HERO (Here Every Day, Ready On time), and the School Nurse.
Rewards – 100% Club
Aldersley operates a new incentive to praise and reward those pupils who have outstanding attendance of 100%. At the end of each term assemblies are held in school where certificates and badges for students to proudly wear on their blazer. Each badge refers to a term of 100% – Bronze Autumn Term, Silver Spring Term & Gold Summer Term. During 2016/2017 we hosted several 100% attendance events such as:
- Movie afternoon.
- Sweet treats/cakes for 100% attendance form groups.
- Early lunches.
- Battle of the forms competition which resulted in a visit to the Molinuex.