Each week in our ‘celebration Assembly’ two classes win a trophy for the best attendance. We also celebrate excellent attendance (98% and above) with certificates, as well as certificates for most improved attendance
Regular attendance at school promotes pupils’ well-being, maximises progress in learning and helps pupils reach their potential. One of our basic principles is to celebrate success and this is echoed in our school motto – Achieve, Inspire, Succeed. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. It is our duty to promote 100% attendance for all children. For our children to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital that our pupils are at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable.
We are a Rights Respecting School and all children have the right to an education and we have put in place a range of procedures to support this. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is development of positive attitudes towards school and learning.
Research shows that good attendance is important because:
- statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and absence below 95%
- regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically
- regular attenders find school routines, school work and friendships easier to cope with
- regular attenders are most successful in transferring between primary school, secondary school, higher education and employment or training
The Local Committee Members and Head Teacher and the Multi Academy Trust (NEST), in partnership with parents, have a duty to promote full attendance at school and we work together to achieve this.