At the South SILC, through the promotion of good attendance we aim to raise the levels of achievement for all our young people. We want to work effectively with parents, carers and young people to maximise opportunities both in school and out so we endorse the catch phrase ‘Every Lesson Counts!’
What is a persistent absentee?
When your child’s attendance drops below 90%, in line with authority guidelines they are classed as a ‘persistent absentee’. At this stage an initial letter will be sent out in case we need to explore opportunities for support of that young person and their family. Further procedural information is explained in the attendance policy.
Please also read the Importance of regular school attendance.