Red attendees are monitored for two weeks following the letters and should your child’s attendance continue to fall during this time a red plus letter will be issued. If there is still no improvement you will be required to attend the school for a meeting with the attendance team. If you do receive a request it is vitally important that you attend.
In primary schools less than 65% of children achieve good results in English and Maths
with an average of 15 days absence a year compared to almost 90% where the average is less than 8 days. Parents can be very surprised at how quickly their children can accumulate 15 days absence within a year.
Research has also shown that children who are not in school can become vulnerable. For example, children who play truant are more likely to be drawn into crime than those who do not.