It is important that you notify the Attendance Office that your child will be absent from school. You will be required to do this for each day of their absence by 8:30am failure to do so will result in further contact from the school.
You can report student absence in the following ways:
- Emailing us at email@example.com
- By calling the Attendance Office directly on 0121 464 7700 option 1 and selecting the attendance line. This line has a voicemail facility.
- Using the Parentmail app. The app can be downloaded to your phone.
At St Edmund Campion Catholic School we place an emphasis on the importance of regular and punctual school attendance. We believe through good attendance at school children will achieve higher attainment, have better opportunities and establish good habits that will support them throughout their lives. You can read our attendance policy in the policy section on our website: https://www.stedcamp.bham.sch.uk/853/policies
We will now be working with Central School Attendance and Welfare Service Ltd (CSAWS) to support the school with the processes associated with children’s attendance at school. The school employ CSAWS to provide the monitoring services and support that will help reduce the number of persistent absent pupils and improve whole school attendance.
Where there is cause for concern, information is shared with CSAWS during regular attendance meetings held at school. CSAWS then follow up attendance concerns with parents and carers, put into place appropriate support, interventions and action plans.
CSAWS privacy notice is available on www.csaws.co.uk.
In addition to weekly monitoring of attendance, CSAWS will be supporting Edmund Campion with the issuing of FAST-track to Attendance. This is the legal process schools should use to tackle ongoing unauthorised absence. Section 444A of the Act states that, if it is believed that a child has failed to attend school regularly and the parent is therefore guilty of an offence under section 444(1) of the Act.
Parents are required to call or email the school in advance to notify of any medical or dental appointments. Evidence of the appointment may also be requested.
Important Attendance Information:
Government Information about School AttendanceWhole School Letter - Attendance 2022