Attendance & Punctuality

Our approach to improving attendance and persistent absence:

Our school adopts the 5 Foundations of Effective Attendance Practice Framework, this is modelled on the work of Professor Katherine Weare. The emphasis is on developing a school culture and climate which builds a sense of connectedness and belonging to ensure all children can attend school and thrive.


The staged approach we use ensures we identify triggers early that can lead to poor attendance issues such as mental health issues, lack of trust, communication, relationship breakdowns and the possible lack of networking opportunities both internal (in-school) and external (external agencies).


Aims of the strategy
  • Increase school attendance and reduce persistent absence to meet set targets.
  • Ensure attendance is well managed within the school, with the appropriate level of resources allocated.
  • Enable the school to make informed use of attendance data to target interventions appropriately.
  • Create an ethos within the school in which good attendance is recognised as the norm and child aims for excellent attendance.
  • To make attendance and punctuality a priority.
  • To set focused targets to improve individual and whole school attendance.
  • To provide support, advice and guidance to parents and children to develop mutual cooperation between home and the school. 


The escalation process that is used at Peareswood is below:



Below is our attendance ladder: