ATTENDANCE INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF INTENT
Fairfield School regards regular attendance as essential to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all children and that regular attendance at the school is necessary to promote better life chances. The school’s ethos encourages children to feel that their presence is important and that they are missed when they are absent or late. There is a clear link between good attendance and high standards. For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and every child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. There is now more Government pressure on schools than ever before to ensure the regular attendance of children in their school. There is a legal requirement for schools to set targets for improving school attendance. Fairfield School Attendance policy sets out the principles and guidelines by which we seek to raise attendance, improve punctuality, to raise levels of achievement and to maximise opportunities both in school and in later life.