There is a clear link between
attendance and achievement. Whenever a child misses
school through illness, holidays or truancy they miss out on
important learning. This time can never be caught up.
Regular attendance is the most important factor in a child
reaching their full potential.
Who is the
Mrs Clarke (Attendance Officer) has worked in the Attendance Team for 8 years.
Her role has expanded to include attendance improvement,
previously covered by the education Welfare Service for
Leicesterhsire County Council. As well as monitoring
attendance, Mrs Clarke will be liaising with parents
directly and meeting with you and students to support
improvement in attendance and resolve issues.
Occasionally she may arrange home visits to deal with
non-attendance or may refer cases for prosecution.
Please support Brookvale by contacting Mrs Clarke to discuss
any aspects of your child's attendance that is a concern.
Tel: 0116 2876914, ext. 150; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Clarke is here to help you.
Did you know?
If a student has 90% attendance
that actually means that they are away from school for half
a day every week!
The big surprise is that if a
student has 90% attendance all through their time at high
school and college they will actually miss half a year of
What can you do?
Contact us on 0116 2876914 on
each day that your child is absent, and leave a message on
the absence line. Please also phone on any subsequent
days of illness and for medical appointments where possible,
please make the appointments out of school hours.
Contact us immediately if you
think that there are problems in school that are affecting
your child’s attendance.
Talk to your child about the
importance of attendance and punctuality.
Work with us and support us in
our work to improve attendance and punctuality.
What will we do?
We will contact you on the first
day of absence by text if we have not been given a reason
for absence, please telephone us in response to the message.
If we have not been given a reason, absences will be
recorded as unauthorised.
We will contact you if we have
any concerns over attendance and punctuality.
We will support you in
promoting good attendance and punctuality.
New Guidelines, re. Holiday taken in Term Time
New government guidleines, which came into effect on 1
September 2013, prevent Headteachers from granting leave of
absence during term time, unless there are exceptional
circumstances. A family holiday during term-time does
not fall under the category of 'exceptional circumstances'
and we are therefore unable to authorise absence for a
family holiday request.
Prolonged periods of unauthorised absence may lead to a
Fixed Penalty Notice. Holidays of five days or longer
are likely to result in the issuing of a Fixed Penalty