Academies - Attendance

Whilst it is recognised that there will be times when individuals are prevented from attending work due to ill-health there is a need to balance the interest of the individual with the requirement to provide school provision and services.

The information available in relation to support Headteachers, Business Managers and School Leaders through many of the attendance management processes is set out below. The sequence hopefully follows a logical and chronological order, to aid your use and understanding. There is also additional information provided on ill health retirement, plus relevant other supporting documents under Top Tips.

The main Policy and Guidance information is headlined below for easy reference.

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Attendance Management Policy and Guidance

Attendance Management Policy - Schools

Attendance Management Guidance - Schools 


Attendance Management - Supporting Documents

1. Attendance Management Toolkit, inc. reporting an absence, RTW meetings and self certification form

2. Prolonged absence RTW agreement template

3. Non contact letter

4. Invite letter to Attendance Consultation Meeting [ACM]

5. Outcome letter of Initial Review Meeting

6. ACM outcome letter following completion of Initial Formal Review

7. Invite to appeal against Final Notification letter

8. Outcome of appeal against Final Notification letter

9. Invite to Attendance Panel letter

10. Outcome of Attendance Panel letter

11. Formal Attendance Meeting format

12. Agreement to Formal Meeting letter

13. Invite to Formal Meeting letter

14. Outcome of Formal Meeting letter

15. Invite to Appeal Panel against Dismissal letter

16. Outcome of Appeal Panel against Dismissal


Attendance Management - Top Tips

Please visit our Top Tips page available here