Castledon School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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At Castledon School, we believe in developing good patterns of attendance and set high expectations for attendance and punctuality for all our pupils from the outset.  It is a central part of our school’s vision, values, ethos, and day-to-day life.  We recognise the connections between attendance, attainment, safeguarding and wellbeing.

Helping to create a pattern of regular attendance is the responsibility of parents, pupils and all members of school staff.

To help us all focus on this we will:

  • Give parents/carers details on attendance in our newsletters

  • Celebrate excellent attendance by displaying and reporting individual and class achievements

  • Recognise good or improving attendance

  • Report to parents/carers regularly on their child’s attendance

  • Contact parents/carers should their child’s attendance fall below the school’s target for attendance.

  • Promote the importance of attendance across the school

The name and contact details of the senior leader responsible for the strategic approach to attendance in our school is:


Mr Jonathon Hazelgrove

Deputy Head Teacher

The name and contact details of the school staff member pupils and parents should contact about attendance on a day-to-day basis is:

Kelly Johnson

Attendance Officer 01268 761252 option 1.

The name and contact details of the school staff member pupils and parents should contact for more individual support with attendance (Attendance Officer/Pastoral Support Worker/Head of Year etc):

Karen Juby

Family Inclusion Team

Please see below some helpful resources including information on attendance and mental health/wellbeing. 

guide to absence by half term a rough guide.pdf

 Is my child too ill for school? - NHS

Mental health factsheet for young people

Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well

Self-care for parents and carers | Anna Freud