Attendance

Alsager School is committed to improving pupils’ attendance and punctuality. Pupils should be at school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.

100% Attendance

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.

The 100% attendance figure for Years 7-11 for January 2024 is 628.
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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: absence@alsagerschool.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:

  • keeping children off school without a good reason
  • truancy from a whole session
  • absences which have never been properly explained
  • children who arrive at school too late to get a mark
  • taking unauthorised holidays

Procedures

The school applies the following procedures in deciding how to deal with individual absences (more detail can be found in the full version of the Alsager School Attendance Policy).
  • Registers – Our school day has two legal sessions. Period 1 also counts as AM registration and register taken at the start of period 4 counts as our PM Session registration. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and our whole school ‘Behaviour for Learning‘ system, the register is taken every lesson by every teacher. Any pupils who are missing from a lesson who have been present in previous lessons are identified by the class teacher and a message is sent to our Attendance Officer to investigate.
  • Punctuality – Period 1 which is also our legal registration starts at 8.40am.All pupils should be at their classroom ready to learn at this time. Pupils who arrive after this time will be recorded as late and will be issued with a same day break time detention.The Attendance Officer will determine whether the lateness is authorised.
  • Holidays – Unless there are exceptional circumstances holiday requests will not be approved or authorised. If you choose to take an unauthorised holiday you may be issued by the Local Authority with a Fixed Penalty Notice. Please see our Attendance Policy for more information.

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.

Attendance

 
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.

 

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