Attendance will be reported on a daily basis to all schools. Any student absent will receive a text and a phone call from a member of our attendance team to explain the absence if they have not already contacted the school. If a student or parent is not contactable and there is a specific concern this may be followed up with a visit to the student’s house. All schools will be informed of any absence as soon as the registers close. Attendance concerns will follow a set procedure, including letters, meetings and referral to Southend LA. Where necessary commissioning schools will be expected to attend any attendance meetings.