Here at Parkside Community College, we believe it is of vital importance that our students have good attendance at school. This is a successful school, and all students play their part in making it so. We aim for an environment which enables and encourages all members of the community to be proud to belong and to achieve of their best. For our students to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and should be at Parkside, on time, every day the Academy is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. It is very important therefore that you make sure that your child attends regularly, and this policy sets out how together we will achieve this.
Regular attendance at school is of critical importance to a child’s education. Evidence tells us that the pupils with the highest attainment at the end of key stage 2 and key stage 4 have higher rates of attendance over the key stage compared to those with the lowest attainment. Any absence affects the pattern of a student’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Any student’s absence disrupts the learning of others in the same teaching groups by disrupting classroom routines. Ensuring your child’s regular attendance at Parkside Community College is your legal responsibility and permitting absence from Parkside without a good reason creates an offence in law and may result in prosecution.
Working together to improve school attendance