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Attendance & Punctuality
Whole School Attendance Target – 97%
As at 09.10.20
Whole school - not including non-statutory age pupils
KS1 only (Years 1 and 2)
KS2 only (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
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. Every lesson really does count for your child and catching up on lost time from school can be really difficult. good attendance is linked to achievement, better relationships with other children and overall better behaviour. 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. We understand that sometimes absence cannot be avoided, but is is important that we share with you the following information:
Impact on learning in the year
0 weeks of learning missed
Best chance of success – well done!
1 week, 4 days of learning missed
Poor attendance – we’re worried
3 weeks, 4 days of learning missed
Classed by the government as persistent absentee – your child will be falling behind their peers
5 weeks, 3 days of learning missed – that is the equivalent of the January half-term
You may be asked to sign a parenting contract – your child will need intervention in school
At least 7 weeks, 3 days of learning missed
You may be referred to social care for neglect. Your child will be considerably behind their peers and it will be difficult for them to catch up without significant input from school and home
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, with the gates being closed at this time. Any child who arrives after the gates are locked needs to be signed in at the main school reception.
Any child arriving after the register has closed receives an 'unauthorised absence' mark in the register.
Being late for school reduces learning time and can be highly disruptive and harmful to a child’s self esteem. Children are often embarrassed and/or upset at entering a busy classroom after everyone else. Through 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?
Holidays 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 Headteacher will not authorise term time holidays. Any exceptional circumstances should be put into writing to the Headteacher and an individual decision will be made. Unauthorised leave can result in the parents being fined £60 per parent per child (further information can be found on the Attendance policy on the website). The Local Authority may take parents to court where parents take their child out of school without authorisation.