Attendance Matters

Attendance- Why it matters?
Let you child be the best that they can, and 'Let Their Light Shine.'
Excellent attendance at school is important to allow your child to fulfil their potential and for them to have the best possible start in life.
Here at The Whitley, our aim is to work with families to support the best possible attendance of children at school. 
Going to school every day gives your child enormous benefits and advantages, ensuring that they learn to read, make excellent progress in their learning, supports them to develop friendships and not miss out on educational or social experiences.
Please read our parent booklet below to see how we can all work together.
To contact our Attendance Officer, Mrs Stephenson, please call on 01670822994 or send an email to admin@whitley.northumberland.sch.uk
Definition of Regular Attendance from the Department for Education
‘Working together to improve school attendance’
Where parents decide to have their child registered at school, they have an additional legal duty to ensure their child attends that school regularly.  This means their child must attend every day that the school is open, except in a small number of allowable circumstances such as being too ill to attend or being given permission for an absence in advance from the school.