Attendance 2015 – 2016

Parkland Primary School is committed to improving educational outcomes for all pupils and we are closely monitoring attendance as evidence shows that there is a clear link between attendance and attainment. Quite simply, those pupils who achieve high levels of attendance are the ones who make the most progress, achieve the best results and are more likely to succeed in the future. To ensure that all pupils stand the very best chances of achieving success we expect that all pupils will meet our attendance target of at least 97%. The Department of Education has recently announced that from September 2015 any child with attendance of less than 90% will be considered to be persistently absent.

This academic year we are introducing the following incentives to reward great attendance;

  • Weekly: Pupils that achieve 100% attendance for the week will be awarded a sticker. They are entered into a draw to win a family trip at the end of half term.
  • 1/2 Termly: Classes in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two with the best attendance for the half term will be able to choose an activity to do within their class. In the past this has been activities such as games from home, home clothes for the day, extended playtime etc.
  • Termly: A Pupils name will be drawn from the weekly 100% attendance box, see weekly above, to find a winner for the family trip.
  • End of the academic year: Pupils who have achieved 100% attendance for the whole academic year will be entered into a draw to win a family day out at Twin Lakes.

There is a duty of care on parents to ensure that their children attend school regularly and on time each day. If we notice a fall in attendance we will be writing to you to offer the appropriate advice and support in addressing any issues that are affecting attendance. If the situation cannot be resolved it may become necessary to refer the matter to our Education Welfare Officer for further intervention.

We hope that you will work with us by encouraging your child to attend school every day to ensure a positive improvement in overall attendance.  If you would like the opportunity to discuss issues that are preventing your child from attending school at any time, or ways in which we could help you and your child achieve 100% attendance, please contact Helen Brown in the school office, 0116 2782142.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S Bishop

Interim Headteacher

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