New Woodlands School pupils’ attendance is monitored daily by the school Attendance Officer. A Truancy Call system is used to alert parents of pupils absence on a daily basis. “Follow up” phone calls are made by the Attendance Officer if there is no response to Truancy Call from parents/carers.
If a student is absent from school and there is no communication from parent(s)/carer(s) then letters are sent from the schools Attendance Officer. Home visits are also made by LA Attendance & Welfare Officer.
If a child is missing from education for 7 days, a “Missing Persons” form will be completed and sent to and followed up by the local authority in line with protocol.
Weekly meetings take place to discuss individual cases, review overall whole school attendance and ensure actions and interventions take place when required, in line with Lewisham protocol.