Aiming for 100% Attendance!
Our Attendance Policy can be accessed here
Attendance statement from Telford and Wrekin - click here
As a St Chad's Academy within the Telford and Wrekin Authority, we follow the guidelines and rules as set out by the local Authority. With reference to leave within term time we advise that any leave should not be booked until the Principal has agreed to give their permission for the absence.
Please click here for access to Telford and Wrekin Attendance Support Page. This includes information on Telford and Wrekin Protocol and Procedures, which can all be accessed and downloaded. Please click here to read a letter for Telford and Wrekin Council Attendance Support Team regarding a Supreme Court decision.
As an Academy, we have a target of 96.1% attendance, however we strive to achieve as close 100% as we can.
How coming in late impacts on your child's education:
Minutes Late per Day
Equivalent of Missing
3.4 School Days per year
6.9 School Days per year
10.3 School days per year
13.8 School Days per year
20.7 School Days per year
IS YOUR CHILD TOO ILL FOR SCHOOL?
It is usually appropriate for parents and carers to send their children to school with mild illnesses. This would include general cold symptoms: a minor cough, runny nose or sore throat. However, children should not be sent to school if they have a temperature of 38°C or above.
Please see advice from NHS in relation to whether your child is well enough to come to school or not.
Things the Academy does to promote attendance:
A range of incentives and activities the Academy engages in to focus on improving attendance includes (this is not an exhaustive list):
Why not check out our 'Ellen and Philip' page for more information.