I am Dan Forrester, the Education Welfare Officer at Wybers Wood Academy. I monitor attendance of pupils and their punctuality.
If you have a query or would like to speak with me, I am contactable via the school office, e-mail, or mobile
School attendance and attainment are closely linked. I work with parents to ensure children reach their full potential by attending school regularly. I am here to help and support you in getting your child into school, on time, and ready to learn!
Below you will find detailed the current attendance figures for each class, as well as the “Class of the Week” for the best attendance.
Green, Amber and Red Attendance System
At Wybers Wood Academy our target is:
What colour was your class last week?
Did you know...
96% attendance is:
- 8 days absence per year from school
- the equivalent to 11 weeks missed over 7 primary school years
95% attendance is:
- 10 days absence per year from school
- 70 days or 14 weeks missed from a child's primary school education
90% attendance is:
- 19 days absence per year from school
- 133 days (almost 3/4 of a school year) missed over their primary school career
ARE YOU HOT (Here On Time)
Lateness not only affects your child's education - it doesn't allow them the social time to settle with their friends, they may feel upset or embarrassed, and it disrupts the rest of the class.
Being frequently late for school adds up to lost learning:
Registers close after 30 minutes, any pupils attending after that time are classed as unauthorised absence.
Leave of Absence
In September 2013, the government released new legislation preventing Head Teachers from authorising term time holidays other than in exceptional circumstances.
We can no longer automatically accept letters from employers as a reason for approval, nor can we accept special offers, holidays as gifts or prizes as reasons to authorise the holiday.
We consider each request individually and cannot approve any leave retrospectively. If you wish to apply for a leave of absence, please complete a form which is available in our office or alternatively, click here to download a leave of absence form.
If the school does not authorise a leave of absence and you take your child out of school, or keep your child off longer than was agreed, the absence will be unauthorised and the local authority may issue a penalty notice. The fine is £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days, rising to £120 if paid between 21 and 28 days. Non-payment may result in the case being referred for prosecution through the magistrate's court.
To assist you with planning any holidays, please click here to view the Term Dates.
- Wybers Wood Leave of Absence Form (283 KB)