At AET, we want to make every hour of learning count so that every pupil can find their remarkable. For our children to get benefit from everything we have to offer, it is essential that they attend on time, every day (unless absence is genuinely unavoidable).

A good attendance record is proven to be one of the most important factors in determining good outcomes for children. 

Green Way AET Model Attendance Policy 2023

Our Policy

Our Target is 96.5% this year!

Is Your Child Missing Out? 

Our Focus on Attendance and Punctuality

Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in children achieving their full potential in education. At The Green Way Academy we wish to work in partnership with parents and carers and so are seeking your full support in ensuring that your child attends the academy 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 the academy.

The target attendance figure for all children is 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 96% - 96.9% of the time.

Group 3: Risk of Underachievement 

Amber Group

The child attends for 94% - 95.9% of the time.

Group 4: Severe Risk of Underachievement 

– Pink Group

The child attends for 90% - 93.9% of the time.

Group 5: Extreme Risk of Underachievement 

– Red Group

The child attends for 0% - 89.9% of the time.

Your child will be informed of their Attendance Group by their Class Teacher. The Green Way Academy are monitoring children 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 the academy regularly and punctually, even if they are missing school without your knowledge. It is important that parents/carers monitor single day’s absence, as these days soon add up to weeks.

At The Green Way Academy we reward children who attend the academy each day and whose attendance is improving. Children are also rewarded for good punctuality.  This includes:

If you are concerned about this new ‘Focus on Attendance’, there are important steps that you can take:

Thank you for working in partnership with us to achieve the highest possible levels of attendance and punctuality at The Green Way Academy.

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