Attendance & Punctuality
Kemnal Technology College is committed to providing a full and efficient education to all pupils, and embraces the concept of equal opportunities for all. We will endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome. For a child to reach their full educational achievement a high level of school attendance is essential. We will consistently work towards a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance. School attendance is subject to various Education laws and this school attendance policy is written to reflect these laws and the guidance produced by the Department for Education and Skills.
- To ensure that all students and Parents/Carers are aware of the importance of good attendance.
- To implement effective strategies in improving attendance in college.
- To minimise the negative impact of non-attendance on teaching and learning.
- To minimise absence levels.
- To minimise unauthorised absence.
THE LAW – EDUCATION ACT 1996
Under Section 7, parents are responsible for making sure that their children of compulsory school age receive efficient and suitable full-time education.
Under Section 444, parents who fail to ensure their children receive efficient and suitable full-time education, are guilty of an offence.
Such offences are dealt with by means of court appearances or incremental fines, per parent/carer and per child, and in aggravated circumstances, a prison sentence could be served.