What was our class attendance like Week Beginning 10th October 2022
At Cullingworth Village Primary School we have high expectations for attendance and punctuality of all our pupils.
We have an effective whole school attendance strategy which requires commitment from every member of the school community.
Key principles of our strategy include:
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Good attendance is important because:
- Statistics show a direct link between under-achievement and absence below 95%.
- Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically.
- Regular attenders find school routines, school work and friendships easier to cope with.
- Regular attenders find learning more satisfying.
- Regular attenders are more successful in transitioning between primary school, secondary school, higher education and employment or training.
- Attending school regularly safeguards the welfare of children whilst they are not in the care of their parents/carers.
How do we communicate?
At Cullingworth Primary, we communicate regularly and effectively with both parents/carers and pupils about the importance of good attendance in the following ways:
Everyday your child is absent from school is an opportunity missed as it is well known that good school attendance affects a child's success in learning.
The Education Act 1996 states that all pupils should attend school regularly and punctually. Both parents and schools have a shared responsibility to ensure that this happens.
Attending school every day will enable your child to:
Good punctuality is essential to help children achieve their full educational potential and it will help them to be punctual later in life.
At our school:
When children arrive at school regularly late it can:
What you can do to help!
- Aim for 10 hours of sleep per night for your child as this will make the following day at school much easier for them to cope with.
- Make sure your child eats breakfast as this helps them stay alert at school.
- Help your child to develop good night time routines by checking their homework, reading, getting their school bag ready for the next day and going to bed at a reasonable time.
- Try and make any medical/dental appointments for after the school day.
- Never take holidays during term time.
- If you know your child is going to be absent from school on a particular day, please let us know.
- If your child is ill, ring the school as soon as possible on the first day of their absence.
Statutory Guidance and Resources
- School behaviour and attendance: parental responsibility measures
- Children missing education
- Supporting pupils with medical conditions at school
- Keeping children safe in education
- Alternative provision
- Education for children with health needs who cannot attend school
- School exclusion