Leeds East Academy

 

Attendance at Leeds East Academy

Soaring to Success

Attendance is the keystone to securing outstanding outcomes for each and every student at Leeds East Academy. Students who demonstrate resilience in attendance benefit from better results and are also rewarded with unique opportunities. 

At Leeds East Academy we believe the home-Academy partnership is essential and will help our learners to achieve and succeed.

Research going back many years has consistently told us, not surprisingly, that parents are the most important people in their children’s lives, and that support for their children’s learning and development is crucial.

Let’s work together and ensure our young people achieve and succeed.

 

“Every Day Counts”
Your child’s Attendance target is 97% +

 

Leeds East Academy Attendance Team

 

Alicia Manners – Attendance and Community Leader

Sarah Bennett – Attendance Officer

Dawn Graham – Attendance Liaison Officer

Karen Impey – Community Attendance Liaison Officer

Sean Burton – Year 7 Manager

Heidi Riley – Year 8 Manager

Tom Clarkson – Year 9 Manager

Vanessa Reyner – Year 10/11 Manager

 

Regular attendance at school is vital to help your child achieve and get the best possible start in life. There are 30 days in a 6 week half term. If your child has 1 and a half days off school, their attendance will be 95%. Good attendance is central to students’ academic achievement and personal development.

 

GREEN 

G1 100%
G2 98% - 99%
G3 97%*

AMBER

A1 96%
A2

95%

A3

94%

A4

92-93%

RED

R1 91%
R2 85% - 90%
R3 Under 85%

*NB The minimum attendance expected from any student is 97% (Band G3)

 

Attendance during one school year Equals days absent Which is approximately weeks absent Which means the number of lessons missed Absence over five years
95% 9 days 2 weeks 50 lessons ¼ year
90% 19 days $ weeks 100 lessons ½ year
80% 38 days 8 weeks 200 lessons 1 year
70% 57 days 11½ weeks 288 lessons 1¼ years
60% 80 days 16 weeks 400 lessons 2 years
50% 100 days 20 weeks 500 lessons 2½ year

 

Attendance Clubs 2017/2018

100% Attendance Club 

  • Priority queue jump in the canteen everyday
  • 1000 stamps a half term
  • Spend your reward points in the reward shop whenever you like
  • 6 non-school uniform days a year
  • A luxury school lunch at the end of every half term
  • An end of half term gift every half term
  • A Christmas present from the school
  • An Easter egg before the Easter Holiday
  • A free reward trip before Christmas
  • A free reward trip before Easter
  • A free ticket to the Prom (Year 11)
  • A free ticket on our BIG reward trip at the end of the year (Years 7 – 10)
  • A guaranteed place at July summer party (BBQ, Games, Inflatable rides, Music & fun!)
  • The first students in school to receive their iPad. 

97% Attendance Club

  • 700 stamps a half term
  • Spend your reward points in the reward shop whenever you like
  • 6 non-school uniform days a year
  • A reward trip before Christmas
  • A reward trip before Easter
  • A free ticket on our BIG reward trip at the end of the year (Years 7 – 10)
  • A free ticket to the Prom (Year 11)
  • An end of half term popcorn and movie reward every half term
  • An iPad in September 2018

95%+ Attendance Club

  • 500 stamps a half term
  • 3 non school uniform days a year
  • A half-price ticket to the Prom (Year 11)
  • A half price trip on our BIG reward trip at the end of the year

90% Attendance Club

  • 0 Stamps per half term
  • 0 non school uniform days a year
  • No access to the rewards shop until attendance improves
  • No access to reward trips
  • A visit to the break time catch up club each day that you are off school

Less than 90% Attendance Club

  • 0 Stamps per half term
  • 0 non school uniform days a year
  • No access to the rewards shop until attendance improves
  • No access to reward trips until attendance improved
  • No access to the iPad rollout programme until attendance improves
  • A weekly meeting with a member of the Attendance Support Team
  • Home visits whenever you are off school
  • A termly meeting with Mr Stokes and your parents
  • A visit to the break time catch up club each day that you are off school

 

Parental Responsibilities

By law parents have a duty to educate their children by ensuring regular attendance at school or otherwise.

  • In order to facilitate this process, parents with children at Leeds East Academy are expected to:
  • inform school by telephone 0113 273 1964 option 1 on the first morning of any absence before 9.30am
  • provide a note to cover the absence on the child’s return to school
  • ensure that their child gets to school on time
  • ensure that their child catches up on missed work to avoid ‘gaps’ in their knowledge.
  • not take family holidays during term time (see further guidance below)
  • Only the Principal may authorise such absences. Absences without permission from school will be registered as unauthorised (equivalent to truancy).

 

’Exceptional Circumstances’ include:

  • illness of student
  • representative event (for example sport, music or school)
  • religious observance
  • family bereavement (immediate family)
  • family crisis
  • employer/further education/school interview
  • Any other ‘exceptional circumstances’ will be at the discretion of the Principal and a student’s attendance record will be taken into account when deciding whether or not to grant permission for absence.

 

‘Exceptional Circumstances’ DO NOT include:

  • looking after siblings
  • birthday or other celebrations
  • shopping
  • attendance at local events e.g. Great Yorkshire Show

The Legal Framework 

  • Under The Education Act 1999, parents are responsible for ensuring that children of compulsory school age receive full-time education. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure their child’s regular attendance at the school where they are registered.
  • If a child of compulsory school age who is registered at a school fails to attend regularly at the school, the parent is guilty of an offence under this Act.

Aims

  • At LEA we firmly believe that all students benefit from regular school attendance. The aim of this guidance is to minimise the amount of time lost due to absence in order to maximise the educational potential of every student. This can be achieved with the support of parents by ensuring absence, including holidays, is not taken during term time unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’*.
  • At LEA, in order for an attendance record to be deemed good, it must be 96% or above.