Attendance Monitoring

Brian Jackson College regards regular attendance as essential to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all pupils, and that regular attendance at the college is necessary to promote better life chances.

The college’s ethos encourages pupils to feel that their presence is
important and that they are missed when they are absent or late.

There is a clear link between good attendance and high standards of educational outcomes. For our pupils to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and our expectation is that pupil should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.

Our attendance policy sets out the principles and guidelines by which we seek to raise attendance, improve punctuality, to raise levels of achievement and to maximise opportunities both in school and in later life

To report a pupil’s abscence please ring the school office.
Heckmondwike – 01924 408306
Huddersfield – 01484 431 962

Key Points

Registered pupils of compulsory school age are required by law to be in school.

The aim of the College is to expect regular attendance (8.30am – 2.30pm), even when we recognise the problems of individual families and pupils.

Lateness is subject to sanctions.

Where a pupil is absent without prior permission an explanation is required. If one is not forthcoming the absence will be treated as

Parents should not take pupils on holidays in term time. Parents taking
holidays in term time may be subject to penalty notice unless there
are exceptional circumstances and with Headteacher’s permission.

Even where absence is authorised, the College will be alert to emerging patterns of absence, which may seriously disrupt continuity of learning.

In promoting regular attendance this College works closely with several agencies to support pupils school attendance and the school’s attendance. This includes Local Authority Attendance and Pupil Support Officers.