Attendance & Punctuality
At Roselands Primary School, we aim to ensure that all children receive an education that maximises opportunities for each pupil to reach their full potential. In order to achieve this, we work hard to provide a welcoming, caring learning environment where every member of the school community
Every School Day Counts!
In order for our pupils to achieve their very best it is of paramount importance that their attendance is good. Often, the reason that children are absent from school is due to illness. You can help to ensure that your child’s attendance is good by leading a healthy lifestyle: exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and maintaining a balanced diet. Missing any period of time of schooling has been proven to be detrimental, both, academically and socially.
|100% attendance||0 weeks of learning missed||Best chance of success - well done!|
|95% attendance||1 week 4 days of learning missed|
|90% attendance||3 weeks, 4 days of learning missed||Poor attendance - we're worried.|
|85% attendance||5 weeks, 3 days of learning missed|
At least 7 weeks, 3 days of learning missed
|Very poor atttedance - we're seriously concerned|
It’s important that the children arrive to school on time, ready and willing to learn. The gates open at 8.40am and all children are expected to be in their classrooms at 8:50am, with the gates being closed at 9.00am. Being late for school reduces learning time and can be highly disruptive and harmful to a child’s self esteem. Entering a busy classroom after everyone else and missing the initial morning instructions means that that individual is playing ‘catch-up’ for the rest of the morning.
If your child is 5 minutes late everyday, they will miss 3 days of learning a year.
If they are 15 minutes late a day, they will miss 2 weeks of learning each year.
What can parents do to help attendance?
What can Roselands to do support attendance rates?
Holiday in term time
In order to ensure that the pupils at Roselands Primary School receive an education that maximises opportunities for each pupil to reach their full potential, the Head teacher will not authorise term time holidays. Any exceptional circumstances should be put into writing to the Headteacher and an individual decision will be made.