At William Howard School we have high expectations of school attendance. Within school, students are learning important social skills as well as ensuring they are able to progress as much as possible in the academic aspect of their education.
We strive for all students to achieve a minimum of 97% attendance throughout the academic year. We understand that on occasion illness cannot be helped, however, we want every student, and parent/carer, to work with us in helping to achieve this target.
Every term we reward excellent attendance as well as students who have managed to improve their attendance from one term to the next. Where attendance drops below 95%, the pastoral teams will work closely with families in a supportive way, through communication, meetings and attendance action plans, to ensure that attendance is improved and that any barriers to coming into school are removed.