Attendance and Behaviour
The better a child’s attendance the higher they achieve and research shows that attendance levels at primary school have an impact on GCSE results at the end of secondary school.
We aim for children to have 100% attendance at school. However, we also understand that there are times when a child will be ill and may be absent. The national average for attendance is 96%, the equivalent of missing around 8 days over a year, and all children should aim to have this as a minimum for attendance. Any child whose absence falls below 90% or around 19 days off over the year is classified by the Government as a Persistent Absentee. If your child’s attendance approaches this figure we will contact you to discuss how we will work together to improve it.
Good attendance is acknowledged and celebrated in a number of different ways throughout the week and over the year.
If your child is ill please let us know as early as possible by calling school on 555105 or sending us a Facebook message. If we do not hear from you we will contact you once school has started.
If you are unsure whether your child should be at school please telephone the office for further guidance.
Schools are unable to authorise absence for holidays or other requests for time off school, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Family holidays should be booked during the 13 weeks of school holidays. If you do need to request time off school for your child, please complete and return the form below as far in advance as possible.
Where possible, medical appointments should be made outside of school time or if it is in school time children should attend the school before and / or after their appointment.
High standards of behaviour are expected from all pupils at all times throughout the school day. We have 5 school rules:
- Follow Instructions First Time
- Respect Others and be a Good Friend
- Listen to Each Other
- Share with Everybody
- Try your Best
Parents are informed of any significant behaviour issues and the appropriate course of action discussed. If you have any concerns or questions about behaviour please talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
The school is committed to fostering an open environment whereby all children and parents are encouraged to share concerns about bullying. The school does not tolerate bullying of any kind. If we discover that an act of bullying or intimidation has taken place, we act immediately to stop any further occurrences of such behaviour.