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Attendance

Every child has the rights to an education and it is solely the Parent's/Carer's responsibilty to ensure their child/ren receives full-time education and that these children attend school on a regular basis.  It’s the law!  (Section 36 of the Education Act 1944).  Parents can be taken to Court for breaking this law (Section 199 of the Education Act 1993).
 
It is the duty of a Parent/Carer to contact school on the first day of absence to explain why their child is not in school. 
An absence for an unacceptable or unexplained reason will not be authorised and will appear on your child’s attendance record as un-authorised absence.

Our Attendance Initiatives - Attendance Heroes

We believe in rewarding good attendance and with this in mind, we undertake several initiatives which take place weekly, monthly, termly and annually which gives all of our children a chance to contribute and gain rewards for good attendance.

  • Weekly:  Each week one of our Classes receives a certificate for ‘Best Class Attendance’ that week.
  • Half Termly:  Each week children with attendance of between 97- 100% (that week) are entered into a raffle; The half termly prize draw will have one lucky winner receiving a healthy ‘Fruit Basket’ filled with lots of delicious fruit for the family to share.
  • Termly:  Each term children with attendance levels of between 97-100% (that term) are invited to our after school attendance reward.
  • Two children will be awarded the overall prize of a scooter every academic year.

Mrs I. Mahoney

(School Pastoral Manager)

Our Attendance Heroes! Well done, you have won our attendance bear or a trophy for your class this week and a lovely certificate to proudly take home.