Our school strives for outstanding attendance. To support this we will be adhering to new guidance from SMBC.
The following triggers have now been agreed by Solihull MBC
1 Where a request for leave of absence has been made and the school have sent written notification to parents that the absence will be unauthorised a penalty notice will be issued where the trigger of 10 sessions of unauthorised absence is met.
2 In all other cases of unauthorised absence accrued overtime a Warning letter will be issued by the Education Welfare Service prior to a penalty notice. The trigger for a Warning letter will be at least 10 sessions of unauthorised absence.
A penalty notice may be issued, subsequent to a Warning letter, if there are a further five sessions or more unauthorised absences.
(one session is equivalent to half a school day)
Please see below for further information:
Please read the 'Learning Hours Lost' document below to see how many learning hours your child misses in relation to their school attendance.