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Whole School Policy for Attendance

Regular and punctual attendance is an essential prerequisite to effective learning. When children are not in school they miss out on the educational opportunities which the school has to offer them, and they are at much greater risk of underachieving.

There are specific strategies to address the needs of those children who experience difficulty in attending regularly. A whole school approach to attendance therefore, focuses primarily on promoting attendance but will also address the issue of absenteeism, especially persistent absenteeism, when it occurs.