We have been asked to pass on a letter on the subject of attendance from the local education authority. You can download that letter below:
We have your own views on attendance and how important it is to a child’s education:
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.
To reduce lateness there will be random On Site Checks for children/parents arriving to school after 8.55am.
These will be carried out by the Education Welfare Officer, Mr Paul Ward.
Penalty notices have been issued to some parent/carers taking unauthorised leave during term time. These are issue either by the Education Welfare Officer, currently Mr Paul Ward.
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|