Please can you help us to achieve 100% punctuality? We need to see ALL pupils in school ON TIME.
Nursery door is open at 8.45am and doors open at 8.40am for main school.
Punctuality is a skill that is vital for success in life and it is important to value and develop this skill from an early age. Being on time is just as important as being in school. There is no reason why pupils should be persistently late. Not only does it impact on the office staff, it affects pupils’ progress as they miss out on valuable learning opportunities, it affects their whole day as they are often embarrassed coming in late and it compromises the learning of the whole class. Please help your child to be on time every day.
We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to be in school ON TIME. You will receive a letter to discuss punctuality with our Family Support Worker or Miss Wales if lateness persists. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Absence from school
- If your child is not able to come into school you must inform us by ringing the office before 9.00am. Please note that this is your responsibility and helps us with our safeguarding obligations. If we are not informed about your child’s absence it is recorded as unauthorised and this has an impact on the child’s attendance record.
- If your child is vomiting or has sickness and diarrhoea please note that they must stay off school for 48 hours in order to protect others at school.
Attend and achieve!
- If a school can improve attendance by 1%, they will see a 5-6% improvement in attainment (Department for Education).
- Please help us and your child by ensuring their attendance remains above 97%, allowing them to achieve their full potential.
Rewards in school
Every week that a class has over 95%, they earn an ‘Attendance Star’.
Once that class has earned 10 Attendance Stars, they can choose a reward afternoon – and the children get to choose the reward!
This could be: a visit out somewhere, like the park for sports; a cinema afternoon with popcorn; or maybe something else they decide on.
There will also be individual awards in school each half term to recognise children’s high attendance.
What can I do as a parent to improve my child's attendance?
- Phone us as soon as possible to tell us why your child is absent, and when you expect them to return. Putting the school number in your phone can save you time.
- Only grant days at home for genuine illness. (You will know!)
- Avoid taking holidays in school time.
- Know routines of the school day to avoid issues, e.g. have they got their PE kit?