Croftlands Junior School is committed to the principles stated in the Croftlands Junior School prospectus. We believe sincerely that all pupils benefit from the education we provide, and therefore from regular school attendance. In order to achieve this we will take appropriate action to ensure that all pupils achieve the maximum possible attendance and that any problems, which may impede full attendance, are acted on as quickly as possible.
Research shows that children who attend school regularly are more likely to be successful. A child who misses a day of school each week misses an equivalent of two whole years in their school life. Missing school leads to gaps in education that become difficult to fill.
This policy sets out the school systems and procedures for encouraging regular school attendance and investigating the underlying causes of poor attendance. It should be read alongside the published Cumbria County Council School Absence and Enforcement Policy.