Whole School Attendance w/e 10 September 2021
97% and above is the expected target at Pheasant Bank Academy
90% and below is classed as a persistent absentee.
19 days absent = 90% attendance. This equals 95 hours of learning lost.
What are my responsibilities regarding my child’s attendance?
As a parent/carer it is your responsibility to ensure that a child of compulsory school age attends school both regularly and punctually. The local authority has a duty to ensure that all parents/carers fulfil this responsibility.
Why is it important for my child to attend school regularly?
Regular school attendance and good punctuality means your child can make the most of their education and this will improve their choices in adult life. It will also help them when they enter the world of work.
School helps children and young people with their social skills, making and maintaining friendships, building confidence and self-esteem.
If your child does not attend school regularly it could affect their attainment grades in exams, tests and assignments because of missed work.