ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY
Daily attendance is essential if children are to reach their full potential. Our target as a school is that each child will have an attendance of 98% or more. We aim to decrease our unauthorised and authorised absence figures to meet government national targets. The school works closely with the Attendance Legal Panel and are obliged to refer parents to them for possible penalty notice fine or prosecution where:
1. A child has unauthorised absence for 10 or more sessions.
2. A child is continually late to school and this lateness is unauthorised for 10 or more sessions.
3. A child has unauthorised absence during a public exam, formal school assessment or testing, where dates are published in advance.
Arriving late regularly is unsettling not just for your child, but also the rest of the class.
8.40am The doors open
8.50am The school day starts (register is taken). Any children arriving after this time will receive a Late mark (before registers closed) on their attendance record.
9.10am Any children arriving after this time will receive a Late mark (after registers closed) on their attendance record, which is an unauthorised absence.
Parents should ensure their child arrives at 8.40am each day.
Where possible, medical appointments should be arranged for the end of the day, not the start of the day. Arriving late, even after a medical appointment, is unsettling not just for your child, but also the rest of the class.
Parents should call the school office and leave a message each day their child is ill. Please ensure you provide details of the illness, so we can update our records. A reason of ‘feeling ill/unwell’ is not sufficient. Please provide a specific reason.
Formal Examinations, Assessment or Testing
It is essential that children are present when formal examinations, assessment or testing is taking place.
Year 1 Phonics screening will take place Monday 11th - Friday 15th June 2019.
Year 2 Phonics screening (children that failed in Year 1 will be re-tested) will take place Monday 11th – Friday 15th June 2019.
Year 2 KS1 SAT’s will take place during the month of May 2019
Year 6 KS2 SATs will take place Monday 14th – Friday 18th May 2019. Additional assessment continues until the end of June 2019.