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Attendance

Colne Valley High School is committed to providing an excellent educational experience for all its students.  High attendance is a key to student achievement.  It is our intent to ensure maximum attendance for each student, as there is clear evidence of a link between poor attendance and low levels of achievement. 

Colne Valley High School is committed to ensuring that parents/carers and students understand the importance of regular and punctual attendance. We recognise that parents/carers have a vital role to play and that there is a need to establish strong home-school links and communication systems that can be utilised whenever there are concerns about attendance.

There will, inevitably, be occasional issues that impede full attendance and these will be identified and addressed promptly.  We will strive to work in partnership with parents/carers and students to resolve those problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Safeguarding

Colne Valley High School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its students. Each students' welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable.  Your child may be at risk of harm if they do not attend school regularly.  Safeguarding the interests of each child is everyone's responsibility and within the context of the High School, promoting the welfare and life opportunities for your child encompasses attendance, behaviour management, health and safety and access to a broad and balanced curriculum.  

Responsibilities


At Colne Valley High School we will: 

  • expect students to attend the school regularly, on time, properly equipped and ready to learn.
  • maintain an effective system of incentives and rewards which acknowledges the efforts of students to maintain or improve their attendance and timekeeping. 
  • encourage good attendance and will communicate with parents/carers as soon as possible if there is a problem with attendance or punctuality.
  • promptly investigate all absenteeism and lateness.
  • work in partnership with parents/carers and students to resolve issues which affect attendance or punctuality as quickly as possible.
  • include students' attendance in reports to parents/carers on achievement, at least annually, in the form of 'Creating Futures' information.
  • enforce the requirement to attend school punctually and reserve the right not to authorise absence for persistent offenders or where there is no reasonable explanation.
  • involve appropriate outside agencies in order to support vulnerable students and their families. 

Colne Valley High School students will: 

  • Attend the school regularly and on time.
  • Attend all lessons punctually

A copy of the policy relating to this area can be downloaded here

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