Attendance and Inclusion Worker
We have appointed Mrs Mathwin as our school Attendance and Inclusion Worker. Her role is to support those children and families who have issues with attendance and punctuality. She will visit families and identify methods of improving the child’s attendance. Where there is no clear improvement in a child’s attendance, the family will be referred to the local authority for further action.
Attendance of 95% for the year equals 10 days that your child has been absent, that is 2 full school weeks of your child’s learning missed for that year.
Attendance of 90% for the year equals 19 days that your child has been absent, that is almost 4 school weeks missed.
Attendance of 85% for the year equals 29 days that your child has been absent per, that is almost 6 school weeks missed.
Attendance of 80% for the year equals 38 days absent per year that is over 7 school weeks missed.
School starts at 8:55 and we would appreciate your help in ensuring your child is in school by this time, thank you.
Being frequently late for school adds up to lost learning.
Arriving 5 minutes late every day adds up to over 3 days lost each year.
Arriving 15 minutes late every day adds up to 2 weeks absence a year.
Arriving 30 minutes late every adds up to 19 days absence a year.
If you have any further issues, concerns or require any support then please contact Bobbi Mathwin on 07825938463.
We regularly give (termly and annually) certificates, pencils and stickers to all the children who have achieved 98% and above attendance. A trophy is awarded to the best attending class each week.
Regular attendance and punctuality at school is essential for every child. Any request for leave of absence must be made prior to the event and must be for exceptional circumstances. Evidence will be required to support any term time leave of absence. Holidays are not classed as exceptional circumstances. If permission from the headteacher is not requested for a leave of absence during term time, children will be given an unauthorised absence and parents may face a potential fine for continued high levels of absence.