Attendance

 

Top tips to help your child get the most out of school:

  • Attending school every day and arriving on time will help give your child the best possible start in life.
  • Be aware of the impact of regular absences – missing school is missing out.

  • Every day counts, your child can attend school with minor illnesses such as coughs and colds.

  • Prepare school bags the night before, keep an eye on homework progress and support your child with their learning.

  • Tired children find it hard to learn so ensure your child has a sensible bed time to ensure they are up bright and early for school.

  • Children can become unsettled and anxious if they arrive late. Getting children to school on time to meet friends in the yard prevents this. We also have a free breakfast club.

  • There are 190 days in school which leaves 175 days for holidays, appointments, shopping and family celebrations.

  • Don’t assume training days are the same for every school, look out for information on the website and if unsure ask school.

Our Attendance Stars!
 
Best attending classes last week:  
1st - Year 6 - 99.2%

2nd - Year 5 - 98%

3rd - Year 4 - 97.5%

 

We had an amazing 185 children who came to school every day last week.

 

Well done!

Period 14/05/18 to 18/05/18

 

Here are a few reminders…

School starts at 8.50am promptly; all children are expected to arrive on time to start the day. Any child arriving after this time will be marked as late. Late marks can also impact on overall attendance.

All parents must contact school by 9:15am to inform us if your child will be absent, providing the reason why and expected return date.

Please note that we must be made aware if your child will not be attending school to keep in line with safeguarding procedures. If your child is absent and contact has not been made, we will contact you via telephone or home visit. If we still are unaware of where your child is, we may refer your child to our Safeguarding Team.

Please make every effort to book any appointments out of school hours. A child will only be authorised to be absent for medical appointments where an appointment card is provided and your child will be expected to attend school before/after any appointment.

Holidays during term time will not be authorised. If you do plan to take your child out of school, please ask for a absence/holiday form from the office and arrange to meet with the Headteacher to discuss the absence.

If your child's attendance becomes a concern, you will be invited in to school to dicsuss this and a Paretnting Contract may be put in place. We will work with you to improve your child's attendance.

As a parent/carer it is your resposibility to ensure your child receives an 'efficient full-time education' (The Education Act 1996 (seciotn 7)). Any absence from school will impact on your child's progress and learning.

If your child's attendance continues to cause concern, you may be referred to the Local Authority Attendance Team for a 4 week period of legal monitoring. Failure to improve during the monitoring coudl result in legal action being taken against you and a £60 fixed term penalty notice could be issued.

 

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