We are committed to meeting our obligations with regards to school attendance by:

  • Promoting good attendance at Laurence Jackson School and reducing absence, including persistent absence.
  • To reward students and celebrate the success of students who achieve excellent, good or improved attendance
  • Acting early to challenge student attendance where it falls below the school target of 96%, ensuring that appropriate levels of support and intervention are maintained.
  • Ensuring every student has access to a full-time education to which they are entitled
  • Maintain the safety of our students by ensuring that they attend school regularly and when they do not attend, school is aware of the reason for their absence.
  • Supporting parents to perform their legal duty to ensure their children of compulsory school age attend regularly, and will promote and support punctuality in attending lessons.
  • Supporting individual students where necessary if the school attendance target of 96% is not achievable.

This may be due to exceptional circumstances outside of the family’s control, e.g. when a student has significant medical needs. In such cases, we will always work on a student-by-student basis with the student and their family to modify attendance expectations in school and to ensure that the family are not penalised for absences as a direct result of the exceptional circumstance.