At Malvern, we provide our learners with the very best start to their education. We understand that, when pupils attend school regularly, they cultivate deeper friendships and their academic outcomes improve. This understanding underpins our whole school attendance policy and informs our belief that ‘Every Day Counts’. Celebration of outstanding attendance is key to our philosophy. When attendance falls below expectations, we follow established systems to support families to make improvements quickly. At the earliest opportunity, we enable families to meet their legal duty, secure in the knowledge that their child is understood and well supported. When there are specific problems with attendance, we take a carefully managed approach and seek to understand, encourage and support children to attend school every day. Future decisions about the need for enforcement measures are made on a case by case basis, recognising individual circumstances and always seeking to reduce absenteeism and maximise opportunities to attend school.