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Late/Absence Procedures

Good attendance is very important to us at Elms Farm School.

We have a dedicated Attendance Leader, Ms Gibb, who supports families to help to improve attendance and punctuality.

We see good attendance and punctuality as an essential life skill for children to develop, preparing them for Secondary school and the world of work beyond.

Our minimum expectation is that children arrive at school on time and maintain at least 96% attendance.

We have a whole school approach to attendance which means that it is monitored on a daily basis. Those pupils for whom attendance is not sustained at the minimum percent will have attendance plans put in place by Miss Gibb or a member of the Senior Management Team. Should attendance not improve, the school follows the Birmingham Authority guidelines which, once the processes have been followed and support given to families, court fines can be issued to those who do not improve attendance.