School Attendance Officer, Barbara Byers, 01900 873290 ext. 211

Student attendance

Attendance matters and that’s a FACT!

Good school attendance equips your son or daughter with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that they will need to achieve to their highest potential. This is an undisputable FACT. That is why UK law requires each parent to ensure that their child attends school. The Local Authority requires each school to ‘actively intervene’ when a student’s attendance falls below a certain level, FACT. With this in mind most schools in the UK now employ their own attendance officer.

The Attendance Officer at St Joseph’s is Barbara Byers; she is the first point of contact if you have any worries or concerns about your child’s attendance. Ms Byers works closely with the tutor team, PPC, the school nurse and external agencies to put in place support mechanisms for when your child is facing difficulties or issues which impact on their attendance.

St Josephs Catholic High School also operates a reward system which acknowledges the huge achievement of students who attend well, often surpassing the school target.

If you have any concerns, issues or questions regarding attendance & the law please contact Ms Byers who will answer your queries either over the telephone or in person by making an appointment in school.

Please click here to view and download our Attendance Policy.