Dear Parents and Carers,
We would like to begin with a big thank you to those who work hard and support their child to make sure they are in school as often as possible and therefore have good records of attendance.
As a school we appreciate that there are times which children are sick and should not be in school however we have now reached a point where attendance is becoming the single biggest concern we have as a school.
Targets set by the Government expect children’s attendance to be at 96%. We monitor attendance on a daily basis and share our concerns when it starts to show signs of decreasing and offer support. We also telephone when children are not in school or conduct home visits to ensure their well-being.
Despite our efforts our school attendance figure is decreasing and now stands at 93.33% which is unacceptable. Approximately 25% (50 pupils) have an attendance figure this year which categorises them as ‘Persistently Absent’.
Happy New Year.
A warm welcome to 2018. Please check out our January newsletter with important information on school meals, parent views and important dates for the term ahead.
A summary version has also been issued via pupils and digital copies via text, social media, email and Dojo.
If Santa has been kind to bring you a new phone over Christmas please update school with your latest contact details.