Attendance Policy

Our Policies


Version: 2

Reviewed on:05/05/2021

Reviewed by: Charlotte Linsell

Next Review: 05/05/2022

This policy relates to the following legislation:

  • Children Act 1989
  • Education Act 1996
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000
  • Education (Student Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010
  • Education (Student Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
  • Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The following documentation is also related to this policy:

  • The Education (Student Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 [Statutory instruments, 2013,

No: 756]

  • The Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003

Alt Prov LTD is committed to providing effective, high quality experiences to all students and embraces the concept of equal opportunities for all. We provide a safe learning and explorative environment where all students feel valued and welcome.

Non Attendance

We request that any sickness or non attendance is reported to our managers before 9.00, this will be recorded and reported to the host school or LA and any safeguarding concerns should be followed up by the responsible school/LA.  Where a child is refusing to attend The Alt Prov will do their best to support parents/carers in getting the child to attend, the level of this is dependant on staff availability.  Any child absences will still be billed to the school/LA/Parent at the same rate as staffing will have already been put in place for the entirety of that child’s placement.

Staff will:

  • Comply with and implement this policy.
  • Be aware of all other linked policies.
  • Set an example of punctuality and good attendance.
  • Ensure that registers are taken at the appropriate times and are accurate and up to date.
  • Be responsible for identifying trends in attendance and punctuality by monitoring sessions and individual

attendance patterns.

  • Inform the company directors of any concerns about attendance.
  • Emphasise the importance of punctuality and good attendance with students and parents.

Parents are responsible for:

  • complying with this policy.
  • ensuring that their children attend sessions and know the importance of good attendance.
  • informing the company on the first day of absence.
  • informing the company of any changes to their contact details.
  • supporting the company’s Code of Conduct and any other guidance necessary to ensure the smooth running of the school.

Pupils are responsible for:

  • knowing the value of good attendance
  • supporting the company Code of Conduct and any other guidance necessary to ensure the smooth running of the company