Attendance & Punctuality

Student Attendance & Absence

The school considers punctuality as an essential part of the tarbiyah programme and a vital component of the schools drive to improve standards of achievement. Therefore all students must attend school and all their lessons on time. The following sanctions will be applied if lateness occurs in the first half term.

Late students receive 30 minutes 'supervised study detention (SSD)' on the day, this is given by the Pastoral Team.

Persistently late students will also receive a 1 hour 'supervised study detention' by the Leadership Team on Monday/ Wednesday and Friday.

Subsequent lates will result in parents being contacted by the Pastoral Team.

Persistent lateness will be dealt with by the Education Welfare Officer from the Local Authority.

Lateness to lessons will also be dealt with by the Pastoral Team/ individual Teaching Departments and are added to daily school centralised supervised study detention.

Student Absence

Should a child be absent for any reason, the parent/carer must let the school know, by telephone (0116 249 8080) and send a note on his/her return explaining his/her absence. All explained absences will be recorded on the child’s attendance record as authorised. Authorised absences are given if a student is ill. Medical and other appointments should be made out of school hours whenever possible.

  • Parents are asked to contact the school by telephone before 9am if their child is unable to attend.
  • Any phone calls made by parents to the school will be recorded on the relevant section of BromCom by Admin.
  • On the first day of an unexplained absence, a text message will be sent to parents by the Pastoral Team.
  • If no reason is given for the student’s absence upon return the Pastoral Team will contact the parents.
  • If still no reason is established then the absence will be marked as unauthorised.
  • The school can choose to mark as unauthorised any absence it deems to have occurred for inappropriate reasons.

Positive Attendance at Madani Schools: Helping Pupils to Succeed

School is an important part of the lives of children and young people. It is where they begin to develop new skills, make friendships and it helps prepare them for their future. When a child misses school, they can miss out on these vital opportunities and their learning and friendships may suffer. Whilst 90% is an excellent result in a test, an attendance level of 90% is poor, children are classed as persistently absent and children’s outcomes in school can be badly affected. Any absence that is not authorised by the school is a reason for concern.

Madani Schools are one of the best attended schools in the Midlands and we have attendance above the national average. We aim to have attendance considerably above the national average. We also regularly reward students with good attendance including those who show improvement with attendance (and punctuality).

> Positive Attendance Letter - Education Welfare Service

> MSF Attendance Policy 2023-2024

July 2024


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