Trinity School Attendance
Focus on Attendance and Punctuality
At Trinity School we recognise that attending school regularly and on time has a positive impact on learning, progress and therefore the best life chances for our students. Excellent attendance and punctuality is the key for our students’ success.
Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in students achieving their full potential in education. At Trinity School we wish to work in partnership with parents and carers and so are seeking your full support in ensuring that your child attends school every day and on time. We are always pleased to work together with parents/carers in resolving any difficulties, but we are also committed to improving attendance levels at school.
We monitor and review the attendance of all our students constantly. Attendance of below 90% is classed as “persistent absenteeism”, in line with the Government and Local Authority guidelines, a level at which we are legally obliged to investigate and to take appropriate formal action to support improvements. We thrive for all our students to achieve a minimum of 97% attendance.
Based on current attendance figures your child will be placed in one of the following groups below.
Group 1: No Concern
– Green Group
The child attends for 97% – 100% of the time.
Group 2: Concern
– Yellow Group
The child attends for 95% – 96.9% of the time.Group 3: Risk of Underachievement
– Amber Group
The child attends for 93% – 94.9% of the time.Group 4: Severe Risk of Underachievement
– Pink Group
The child attends for 90% – 92.9% of the time.
Group 5: Extreme Risk of Underachievement
– Red Group
The child attends for 0% – 89% of the time.
Your child will be informed of their Attendance Group by their form tutor. Trinity School are monitoring students closely whose attendance is falling and will contact you if your child’s attendance does not improve. As a parent/carer you are committing an offence if you fail to ensure that your child attends school regularly and punctually, even if they are missing school without your knowledge. It is important that parents/carers monitor single day’s absences, as these days soon add up to weeks. Further guidance and information on how to help support your child’s attendance can be found below on our website.