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Late/Absence Procedures

This service helps schools and other members of the LA partnership to raise standards and promote inclusion through promoting school attendance and positive behaviour by assessing the students needs and identifying any support, including statutory interventions if necessary.

The Attendance and Welfare Service accepts Single Agency Referrals forms (SARF) direct from all schools (Primary and Secondary) and will liaise closely with school staff in assessing and identifying student/families needs in promoting attendance, positive behaviour, and students emotional wellbeing.

The majority of referrals to the Attendance & Welfare Service are generated from schools, however, the service does operate an open referral system, acting on referrals from other agencies.
There is a Service Level Agreement between Attendance & Welfare Service and Whale Primary School, this enables an early intervention by (AWS), generally at 95% attendance.

Thank you for your continuous support in helping us to improve school attendance by encouraging your child to come to school every day. Please remember that we cannot authorise absence for holidays during term time and new changes in school attendance regulations this year mean that Mr Hutchinson will become involved when individual attendance drops below 95%.

Please remember to contact school the day that your child is absent, and each day after. If your child is absent due to a medical appointment, please bring the letter in so that it can be copied and filed.

We want Whale Hill children to be the best that they can be and the first step on that journey is to be in school every day.

Dont forget many of our staff are trained first aiders and we are always happy to administer medication if needed.
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