We have launched an Attendance Charter for all schools in Hastings & St Leonards to sign up to. The aim is that all schools in Hastings will have a shared approach and common expectations on Attendance. This includes a common approach across all schools to lateness, taking term time holidays and when action will be taken for those families whose children are persistently absent from school.

Launched in June 2019, we brought schools together in November 2019 to review its
impact and will be working with schools, families and pupils in the autumn to develop a common approach in the current context.

Indra Morris, Director General for the Department for Education speaking at the launch of the Hastings Attendance Charter