Please visit ‘letters Home’ in the Document Zone to access latest academy guidance for Covid 19
Current ‘Home Learning’ details can be found under ‘Pupils’ tab below
You can do this by contacting the Wey Valley Academy attendance and absence line on
01305 817041 or by emailing Myersj@weyvalley-academy.co.uk
Mrs H Dyer – DyerH@weyvalley-academy.co.uk – Head of Year 7
Miss M Claridge – ClaridgeM@weyvalley-academy.co.uk – Head of Year 8
Mr S Adams – Adamssj@weyvalley-academy.co.uk – Head of Year 9
Mrs V Harmey – HarmeyV@weyvalley-academy.co.uk – Head of Year 10
Mr Salmon – Salmons@weyvalley-academy.co.uk – Head of Year 11
If your child is absent and school either does not receive an explanation from you, or considers the explanation unsatisfactory, it will record your child’s absence as ‘unauthorised’, that is, as truancy.
Most absences for acceptable reasons will be authorised by Wey Valley Academy
(If possible, arrange these for after school or during school holidays)
Your child’s school will not authorise absence for the following reasons:
Parents/Carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child receives an education suitable to his/her age, ability and aptitude and any special needs.
Most parents fulfil this obligation by registering their child in a school.
If your child’s attendance is unsatisfactory and not improving despite support from the school, a referral will be made to the local authority Attendance Officer.
The Attendance Officer may write to you or ask to meet with you and your child at home or at school to discuss these difficulties. The Attendance Officer will then agree with you a plan of action to improve your child’s attendance. This may involve further support in school or from other agencies such as Health and Social Care.
Please click on the below link to read further guidance from Dorset Council. In cases where students are persistently absent, Penalty Notices and Penalty Fines can be issued.
Due to the disruptive effect on a child’s education, no holidays will be authorised.
Parents do not have any right or entitlement to take their child out of school for a term-time holiday.
Any unauthorised leave of absence could result in a Penalty Notice fine being issued.
Any leave of absence will be considered by school in Exceptional Circumstances and will look at each request individually.
Attendance Statistics over One School Year
98% = 4 days absent from school
95% = 10 days absent from school
90% = 4 weeks absent from school
85% = 6 weeks absent from school
80% = 8 weeks absent from school
Attendance Statistics over 5 Years (Years 7-11)
85-90% = About half a year off school
80% = 38 weeks off school
(This equates to one whole school year missed!!!)
90% attendance letter 1 will be sent to highlight attendance levels
If there has been no improvement in 6 weeks, letter 2 will be sent asking for a meeting and to complete a parenting contract if necessary
If no improvement a penalty warning may be sent
If no improvement then a penalty notice could be issued