Lead Governor – Mark Croft
Name of Designated Safeguarding Lead – Sarah Hadwin
Policy Adoption, Monitoring and Review
This policy was considered and adopted by the Governing body on 29th January 2016 in line with their overall duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as set out in the DfE guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016’. Parents will be issued with a hard copy of this policy on request. This policy will also be made
available to parents via the school website.
The Governing Body will actively evaluate the effectiveness of this policy by monitoring the staff group’s understanding and application of the procedures within this policy as per our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Lees Brook Community School has a duty to monitor student’s attendance through their daily register and inform the Local Authority of details of students who are regularly absent from school or who have missed 10 school days or more without permission.
The school has a safeguarding duty under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 in respect of our students, and as such we will investigate any unexplained absences.
Children who miss school without explanation
Children missing education are at significant risk of under achieving, being victims of abuse and becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life. Lees Brook Community School will investigate thoroughly any unexplained absences.
The Attendance team will: