The attendance target for every student in the Olympus Academy Trust is 97%. Excellent attendance is intrinsically linked to academic achievement and progress. Students who have regular absence, patterns of unauthorised absence, broken weeks of attendance and high levels of absence for minor illness are unlikely to achieve their academic potential. The Olympus Academy Trust prioritises the monitoring, support and robust action needed to secure high levels of attendance and works in close partnership with the Local Authority to place matters before the court in circumstances where parents/carers do not ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually. The following Attendance Phases are a guide for students and parents on the steps that the school will take to support the regular attendance of students at school. At every stage of our Attendance Phases we welcome the opportunity to engage with parents and carers. Early intervention and student support sits at the heart of our approach to raising levels of student attendance. Below are some documents relating to Attendance.
For students suffering with sickness and/or diarrhoea we would request that students remain absent from school for 48 hours following the last episode. For any other illnesses/infections please follow your doctors advice, however, we would ask to be advised of any infectious illnesses, such as chicken pox etc.
Procedures for Reporting Absence
24 Hour Absence Line: Secondary and Post 16 - 01454 868842 Primary - 01454 868340
- If you know your child is going to be absent from school for a medical appointment, please could you notify the school in advance of the appointment day via the absence line or email firstname.lastname@example.org ior email@example.com.
- If your child is ill; please call the absence line before the start of the school day (8.25am Secondary 8.40am Primary)
- If you wish to request absence from school, please complete a ‘Request for Absence’ form below.
- If there is a problem with the absence line, you can email Madelaine McGinn: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.