Referral to Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service by Wood Green Academy

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Dear Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury,

The following text is a direct quote from the Attendance Policy 2020-1 of Wood Green Academy, available at www.woodgreenacademy.co.uk.

"Any unauthorised absence will be recorded on the child's attendance records. This may result in legal proceedings against the parents/guardians, either through a Fixed Penalty Notice or The Magistrates' Court."

Please can you provide answers to the following questions:

1. What is the name(s) of the person(s) within the Academy, responsible for making referrals to Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service in relation to consideration for the issuing of Penalty Notices or Prosecution of parents?

2. How many referrals have been made by the Academy within the last five academic years, including the current year?. Please provide figures by academic year.

3. Please provide an electronic copy of any internal policy or procedure, or code of practice followed in determining when to make a referral to Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service?

Yours faithfully,

Mr D Connor

Admin, Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury

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Gadawodd Daniel Connor anodiad ()

For anyone following this request. This is my second (revised) request to Wood Green Academy after the first was unanswered, sighting that the information wasn't held by the Academy.

I subsequently sent my original questions to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

Mrs S Lane, Wood Green Academy, Wednesbury

Dear Mr Connor,

 

1.  What is the name(s) of the person(s) within the Academy, responsible
for making referrals to Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service in
relation to consideration for the issuing of Penalty Notices or
Prosecution of parents?

 

Referrals to Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service are made by the
Student Attendance Manager.

 

2. How many referrals have been made by the Academy within the last five
academic years, including the current year?. Please provide figures by
academic year.

 

2020/21 – 1 referral made but was declined due to January national
lockdown being announced after the referral was submitted.

2019/20 – 48 referrals

2018/19 – 42 referrals

2017/18 – 47 referrals

2016/17 – 62 referrals – this includes referrals for unauthorised leave of
absence, separate leave of absence referrals began in 2017/18

 

Please be advised not all referrals lead to a penalty notice being issued
or prosecution. Information on this is not shared with school due to GDPR
and may be available from Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service.

 

3. Please provide an electronic copy of any internal policy or procedure,
or code of practice followed in determining when to make a referral to
Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution Service?

 

The Academy uses criteria set out by Sandwell Attendance and Prosecution
Service to determine when to make a referral for irregular attendance.
Please contact them for further information.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Wood Green Academy

 

 

 

 

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