Attendance & Punctuality
Thank you to the many parents who ensure that their children attend regularly and arrive on time, it makes a big difference to their learning.
See the attendance data
Our classes compete each week to have the best attendance record, with the overall termly winners getting a special treat. You can see a breakdown of weekly wins, and the current leaders percentage record, on our Celebrations page.
Over previous years there has been a steady increase in the school’s overall attendance.
End of the day:
We know that emergencies happen which mean that a parent / carer may occasionally arrive late to collect their child/ children at the end of the day. Please try to let us know by telephone if this going to be the case.
The following information does not affect most families but it is important for you to be aware that it is happening.
Term Time Absence:
Penalty notices have been issued to some parent/carers taking unauthorised leave during term time. These are issued by the Local Authority Attendance Officer, currently Gianni Fasulo.
A reminder that where term time absence is unavoidable it is necessary for parents to provide proof of the reason for this. Please ask at the Office if you are unclear or request to see Elaine Lynch, Headteacher.
When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher’s instructions and the induction to the lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.
|Minutes late per day during the school year||Equals days worth of teaching lost in a year|
|5 Minutes||3.2 Days|
|10 Minutes||6.3 Days|
|15 Minutes||9.5 Days|
|20 Minutes||12.7 Days|
|30 Minutes||20.7 Days|
PLEASE HELP YOUR CHILD TO BE PUNCTUAL.
Attendance is incredibly important to the education of our children and makes a big difference to a child’s ability to do well at school.
Studies show that an attendance level of less than 96% will have an impact on a child’s ability to be successful at school. Below 90% and things start getting really hard. The school will take action if attendance levels start to drop.
Parents made aware, school monitoring.
Reasons investigated, help offered.
Persistent absence. Improvement plan put in place.
Of great concern. External agencies involved.