Attendance at Fortis Academy is a key priority. As a school community we know how important attendance is and the impact that attendance has not only on academic progress and achievement but also on various aspects of a young person’s social development, social interactions and emotional well-being. At Fortis Academy we strive to create a culture of support when it comes to working with families with regards to attendance.
The Pastoral system in place at the Academy ensures that each student sees their Edge Tutor daily and this ensures that there is immediate support in place if students have any concerns with their attendance. Every Tuesday we run an Edge session called ‘Tracker Tuesday’, this session will look at varying aspects of attendance such as barriers to attendance, the importance of attendance, useful resources to help improve attendance and every student will also discuss their attendance percentage with their Edge Tutor. In addition to their Edge Tutor each year group is overseen by an Associate Assistant Headteacher and a Student Support Officer. These members of staff regularly liaises with our attendance team and families when attendance becomes a barrier to a student making progress to ensure that all necessary and appropriate support is in place.
Please read our attendance leaflet for more information about the importance of attendance, the impact it has on attainment, advice and guidance and also the procedures that parents/guardians must follow.
If you have any queries about your child’s attendance then please contact a member of your child’s year team via the phone or email or email Miss Painter-Assistant Headteacher Attendance and Behaviour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on our attendance procedures please see the policies section of our website to find the Attendance and Punctuality Policy.