At Chesswood we firmly believe that for all pupils to gain the greatest possible benefit from their education, both academically and social, regular school attendance is of vital importance. Non-attendance at school, even for short periods, can impact on academic achievement.
Any absence also disrupts teaching and learning for others in the class as important work missed by an absent child will have to be addressed. Regular attendance is also is important for setting an expectation for future patterns of behaviour as they become part of the working world. To this end we will do all we can to encourage parents/carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly.
Although the guiding principles and procedures by which the School will address matters of attendance and punctuality are clearly outlined within the attendance policy, it is recognised that the professional judgments made by Senior Leaders may lead to decisions which deviate in some aspect of policy in response to an individual set of circumstances.