We celebrate students termly who achieve 100% attendance as it is testimony to their dedication and to the families who support them. Students receive an ‘Attendance Star’ and they wear it with pride on their blazer.
We also celebrate 100% attendance each month through a certificate awarded by a student’s Head of College. This gives everyone the chance to be regularly recognised for their achievement.
See how good attendance is recognised in our school in the Achievement Section.
Every half-day absence from school has to be recorded by staff at the school as either AUTHORISED or UNAUTHORISED. This is why information about the cause of each absence is always required, by telephone on 01270 871107 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on each day of absence.
Authorised absences are mornings or afternoons away from school for a good reason like illness or other unavoidable causes. The school will determine whether an absence is to be unauthorised or not. Unauthorised absences are an offence by the parent under section 7 of the 1996 Education Act. These may include:
Attendance at Alsager School has been well above the National Average since 2013
It is our objective to ensure that our students are successful and a key element of this is good attendance.
Parents are kept regularly informed about their child’s attendance through termly reports sent home. All school reports include attendance information as well as authorised and unauthorised absences.
At Alsager we celebrate and reward students’ attendance in a number of ways.
We celebrate students termly who achieve 100% attendance by awarding an ‘Attendance Star’ as it is testimony to their dedication and to the families who support them.
We also celebrate 100% attendance each month through a certificate awarded by a student’s Head of College. This gives everyone a chance to be regularly recognised for their achievement.
Texts to parents are also sent halfway through the month with the aim of encouraging 100% attendance for that month.
Form classes are celebrated for their attendance and information is displayed around the school.