As part of our commitment to securing outstanding progress for every student, the school regularly monitors attendance and punctuality both to school and to lessons. The attendance target for every student is above 97%. Our attendance team and safeguarding officer work with the family of any child whose attendance is a cause for concern.
Students are also expected to arrive promptly at 8:40am each day to school. We expect students arrive to every lesson during the day on time so that no learning time is lost. Excuses such as ‘I needed to see someone’ or ‘I went to get a drink of water’ are not acceptable reasons for lateness to lesson. There is plenty of time before school, at break and at lunchtime for such things. Lesson time is for learning.
Excellent attendance, punctuality and time management matter. Students who attend regularly, are organised, on time for school and punctual to lessons are far more likely to make outstanding progress in their learning.
Please remember that we expect your child to be in school every single day. Any absence increases the risk that your child will fall behind.
If your child really is too ill to attend school, you need to let us know in one of the following ways:
Call: 0151 678 3322 Option 1
Email one of the following members of staff:
- Mr Heayns, Head of King House
- Mr Monaghan, Head of Kolbe House
- Mrs Moran, Head of Teresa House
- Mrs Hodgson, Attendance and Safeguarding Officer
It is essential that your child attends school as regularly as possible. We work hard to support parents and students to ensure that this happens. We will only authorise leave of absence in ‘exceptional circumstances’.
If you believe that your circumstances meet the ‘exceptional’ criteria, please make a request in writing to the Headteacher at least one month in advance. If you take your child on an unauthorised holiday during term time, you will be issued with an educational penalty notice.