Wavertree Church of England School

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Mrs Anna Brooksbank





Wavertree Church of England School


Good attendance is central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential; pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.
The government expects schools to:
• promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence
• ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
• act early to address patterns of absence
• parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory school
age who are registered at school attend regularly
• all pupils to be punctual to their lessons

Parental Responsibility

It is your legal responsibility to bring your child to school on time every day.  If your child is unable to attend, you must notify school by either contacting  the school via the school app or telephoning the school office before 9am. Please state the reason for absence, ‘unwell’ is not a sufficient expalanation.


School Procedures

An absent child without notification is a safeguarding concern.  School will follow the steps below to ensure your child’s safety:

  • First Day Response – we will telephone you to ascertain the reason for your child’s absence
  • Home Visit – we will visit your home if we are worried and cannot contact you
  • Meetings with families – we will meet with you to offer support
  • Education Welfare Officer Visit – we will refer families to the Education Welfare Officer if we are not satisfied with the reasons for absence and there are no signs of improvement

Regular monitoring takes place and parents are notified monthly regarding their child’s attendance.


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