Attendance at school is vital for children’s education and wellbeing. Parents and carers have a responsibility to ensure that their children receive full time education.
It is important to set the foundations for good attendance from when a child starts at our school. Regardless of their age, we have high expectations for attendance.
Children below statutory school age should attend the hours/days they have registered for. This helps them to develop a routine, form friendships and progress in their learning, ready for full time education in reception.
The Attendance Challenge
Each week during our Thursday Celebration Assembly we announce the winners of our attendance Challenge.
Classes compete in their ‘phase’ (EYFS / KS1 / LKS2 / UKS2) to win the weekly prize. Prizes are selected during ‘spin to win’. Details of the prizes can be found at the end of this webpage. The weekly winners and prizes are detailed below:
Attendance Mascots and the Trim Trail
• The overall winning class in EYFS/KS1 wins ‘Alien’ the attendance mascot and can use the trim trail at lunch time.
• The overall winning class in KS2 wins ‘Buzz’ the attendance mascot and can use the trim trail at lunch time.
• The class with the highest attendance across the school has its song played in class at the end of celebration assembly.
100% Attendance (weekly)
• Children with 100% attendance during the week are selected at random to win Doncaster Rovers football match tickets.
100% Attendance (Termly)
• Children with 100% attendance during the term are awarded with a bronze, silver or gold certificate.
100% Attendance (Yearly)
• Children with 100% attendance during year are awarded with an end of term celebration event or gift.
- Attendance is shared through our weekly newsletter, twitter page and Class DOJO app.
- Text messages are sent to parents and carers regularly to remind them of the school expectations.
- The Student Council Representatives promote good attendance throughout school, discussing this with their class and presenting to different year groups.
School Attendance Team
The Team, meet regularly to analyse attendance. We will communicate concerns to parents and invite them to a meeting to discuss the concerns and how we can support them to improve their child’s attendance. We will complete an Attendance Support Plan (ASP) with parents to detail the support that has been agreed.
Following the completion of an ASP, if improvements are not made, parents could be issued with a Education Penalty Notice warning (EPN), which could result in a fine.
We will work with parents to support them to ensure their child attends school regularly. Please contact Mrs Addison if you need any support.
Holiday’s In Term Time
We apply Government and Local Authority advice and we do not authorise holiday’s in term time, unless extenuating evidence is provided to support a parents request.
Holiday request applications should be submitted prior to the holiday, using the form below.
If we are informed that a child is absent due to being on holiday, and an application has not been made, we will complete a home visit to try and ascertain the location of the child. If we are unable to physically see the child then this could result in a Education Penalty Notice (EPN) being issued.
We strongly request that parents do not take their child/childen on holiday in term time. Following the disruption to education, that has been caused by C19, it is more important now than ever that children do not miss any more education.