Aims of the Policy
- To develop a systematic approach to gathering, analysing and responding to attendance data.
- To implement a system of sanctions and rewards.
- To develop a framework which defines agreed roles and responsibilities for all people involved in maintaining pupil attendance and punctuality.
- To improve the overall attendance of pupils at the school.
Encouraging Good Attendance
- Whole school activities will raise the profile of attendance and punctuality issues and encourage good attendance and punctuality.Termly rewards/certificates for children with attendance above 95%.
- Termly rewards for parent/carers of children with attendance above 95%.
- Termly rewards/certificates for children with the most improved attendance.
- Involvement in the Arsenal Attendance Project.
- Individual reward systems for persistent absentees.
- Weekly rewards for classes with the best punctuality and attendance.
- Attendance and punctuality display board in the reception area.
- Information leaflets for parents/carers.
- The registers are completed electronically at the beginning of the morning and afternoon sessions (9.05am and 1pm).
- A ‘/’ or ‘\’ is entered to indicate present.
- All absences and lateness must have the correct code entered with an explanation by the school office.
- All lateness must be marked with an L and the time.
- If a pupil arrives after the register closes without an explanation, it is marked with a U and considered an unauthorised absence.
- Any staff member who receives information about attendance or lateness, should inform the admin staff
- The expected time of arrival is 8.55am in the school playground.
- Children arriving after 9am must report to the school office where they will be given a late slip which must be given to class teachers.The names of late children are logged in the office and added to the registers when returned to the office.
- A late letter will automatically be sent to parents/carers after 6 lates per half term.
- All unauthorised lates (those after the register close at 9.30am) are treated as absences.
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