Why is attendance important?
Every day of education and indeed every lesson matters. In the National Curriculum where there is built in progression, children who are persistently late or absent soon get behind with learning and then do not understand current lessons when they return.
The introduction to a lesson and to the school day is crucial to the child’s understanding of their own learning. Children who miss school frequently will undoubtedly have gaps in their learning which will impede their progress and future ability to engage in lessons. This in turn has a knock on effect for their ability to concentrate and for their behaviour.
Frequent absence has a profound and cumulative effect on achievement.
If your child is unwell and unable to attend school you will need to follow the procedure below:
- Contact 0203 110 2400 and press 1
- Leave a clear voicemail with student name, year group and reason for absence
- Report via MCAS (My Child at School) by clicking the envelope at the top right then select Ark Acton Academy
- Type your message and send
There is no need to follow up with a phone call as our attendance lines are closely monitored