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Attendance

At Plume, Maldon's Community Academy, we believe in maximising school attendance for all students and supporting the stakeholders that enable our students to maximise their attendance. Through a proactive, supportive and 'Discipline with Dignity' approach we will always do our utmost to support students in attending the academy.

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Attendance at Plume is of paramount importance to the success of our student's mental well-being, social interaction, and academic progress. By aiming to maximise school attendance for each of our students across Years 7-13 through the support of our attendance, pastoral and safeguarding teams we believe that we can provide bespoke provisions that enable all stakeholders to access a suitable provision where possible in a mainstream provision. As an academy, our target attendance figure is 95% and through our Maximising School Attendance Team we will continue to strive to maximise attendance to 95%+.

Maximising School Attendance Team at Plume, Maldon's Community Academy

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To oversee attendance at Plume Academy line managing all areas of attendance and ensuring the academy remain compliant with the Department for Education's policies and guidance.

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Mr Stoneman

(Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead) Senior Leader for Attendance

a.stoneman@plume.essex.sch.uk

Mrs Demes

College Attendance officer

k.demes@plume.essex.sch.uk

To be the lead attendance figure for our Key Stage 5 students supporting with communications to all stakeholders and monitoring, supporting and maximising students attendance across Plume College.

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To lead on attendance for all students at Fambridge Road Campus supporting with communications to all stakeholders and monitoring, supporting and maximising students attendance across Years 9-11.

Mrs Yorston

Fambridge Road Campus Attendance Officer

c.yorston@plume.essex.sch.uk

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To lead on attendance for all students at Mill Road Campus supporting with communications to all stakeholders and monitoring, supporting and maximising students attendance across Years 7 and 8.

Mrs Frampton-Singh

Mill Road Campus Attendance Officer

c.frampton@plume.essex.sch.uk

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To support students who may be struggling to attend the academy on a daily basis. And with medical evidence will be supported by the local authority and academy via an Education Access Referral.

Mrs Sarling

Maximising School Attendance Programme Co-ordinator

m.sarling@plume.essex.sch.uk

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To complete regular home visits to parents and carers addresses where the attendance policy has not been adhered to, to ensure that the stakeholders are supported in a bespoke manner and to encourage, and ensure that students continue to improve their attendance figure on a daily basis.

Mrs Harrington

Maximising School Attendance Visitor

Co-ordinator

d.harrington@plume.essex.sch.uk

Academy Protocols for reporting Absence

To ensure the correct process is followed please can we ask that on every day of absence:

  • A call to 01621 854681

  • Choose Option 1 - 'student absence'

  • Then:

    • Option 1 for Years 7 and 8

    • Option 2 for Years 9 - 11

 

If you feel you need additional pastoral support or there is a particular barrier to any students attendance of their usual academy provision then please contact their respective Assistant Head of Year or Head of Year to ensure that we look to continue to maximise all students attendance.