Ideally, children should be in school, on time, 100% of the time. We attach great importance to making a prompt start to the day so doors open from 8.45am for a punctual 8.55 a.m start to the school day.
COVID 19 UPDATE: Parents may drop off their children between the twenty five minute window from 8.30 - 8.55 at Gate 1 and children will make their way to their classrooms. Please be prompt.
Lateness and absence affect all children’s learning, not just those directly involved.
Registration and Punctuality
Monitoring Individual Attendance
We closely monitor each child’s attendance. We reward our children for shining examples of attendance.
|100%||Children will receive a certificate for outstanding attendance.|
|Below 95%||Parents/carers will receive an attendance letter. The child's attendance will be closely monitored by a member of the Senior Leadership Team, with possible intervention of the Education Welfare Officer.|
|Below 89%||Parents/carers will receive an attendance letter. Guaranteed involvement of the Education Welfare Officer if there fails to be improvement.|
If a child’s attendance and / or punctuality presents a concern, school staff will investigate and support, ultimately supported by the team’s Educational Welfare Officer (EWO). Sometimes a child can be reluctant to come to school therefore the child’s class teacher should be told as soon as possible. We will always help support families with strategies to improve their child's attendance.
Rewards and Incentives
|Weekly rewards||Termly rewards||Annual awards|
|Attendance Ted is given to the class the with the highest Weekly attendance.||Certificate for 100% attendance over a term.||Certificate for 100% attendance over the year.|
Whole School Attendance
|Attendance at the end of last academic year||96%|
|Whole school attendance presently||96.7%|
|The Government target for attendance||95%|