Attendance is closely monitored by the school and we place great importance on actively working with parents and carers to promote this essential aspect of school life. During term time and as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so, we expect all children to attend school every day.
Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We believe that the most important factor in promoting attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and learning. We actively promote attendance and punctuality for all our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual awards and incentives to promote this.
If your child’s level of absence is of serious concern, you will be contacted by the school to look at what can be done to rectify the matter. We want to work with you to give your child the best opportunity to flourish. Parents and carers have a legal duty to ensure that their child attends school regularly and arrives on time. Full attendance is essential to the all-round development of a child and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them by law. Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount of lost learning and can seriously disadvantage your child.
How does your child’s attendance compare?
|Attendance during one school year||equals this number of days absent||which is approximately this many weeks absent||which means this number of lessons missed|
|90%||19 days||4 weeks||100 lessons|
|80%||38 days||8 weeks||200 lessons|
|70%||57 days||11.5 weeks||290 lessons|
Once again, I would like to thank those parents and carers who make sure their child is attending school regularly and benefitting fully from their educational opportunities at Newcomen Primary School.