Attendance

Attendance Matters

It is our duty as education providers to make sure every child is given the opportunity to excel in this first stage of their education. The most effective way to ensure your child has that opportunity is to make sure they are in school as regularly as possible

At Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy we take pupil attendance very seriously and meet regularly with our Education Welfare Officer to discuss persistent non-attenders, those children whose attendance falls below 96%, who are monitored throughout the year.

Taking time off due to sickness would usually be recorded as authorised, as long as some form of evidence of this is provided. However, we have noticed a steady increase in families taking holidays during term time. This is something the school cannot authorise and these unauthorised absences may be subject to a financial penalty.

Punctuality also affects the overall percentage attendance of a child. If your child is regularly late in the mornings their attendance percentage drops each time. Not only does a child miss the beginning of the school day but it is equally important they do not lose the chance to meet with their peers and teachers, which helps set them up for the day.

During each academic year one day is allowed per child for the purposes of religious observance. Although the child will no longer qualify for 100% attendance it will be authorised.

Our aim here is to reinforce the message by reminding families about the importance of attendance and to hopefully strengthen the relationship between home and school.

Please feel free to come and discuss this with myself or my Vice Principal Mrs Swann.

Class – 13th March 2020This weekUp/Down
F1-Jill Murphy AM
90.5
Down
F1-Jill Murphy PM
80.0
Up
F2-Sue Hendra
90.0
Same
F2-Michael Rosen
80.9
Down
1-Eileen Brown
94.3
Down
2-Julia Donaldson
90.0
Up
3-Tom Fletcher
93.9
Down
4-Enid Blyton
92.7
Same
5-David Walliams
90.5
Down
6-J K Rowling
90.5
Down
7-Roald Dahl
95.5
Up
8-Charles Dickens
94.8
Up
9-C S Lewis
90.9
Down
10-Michael Morpurgo
95.9
Down
Year 6-Carol Anne Duffy
94.4
Down

WHOLE SCHOOL THIS YEAR TO DATE*

95.82%

*The Whole School percentage does not include the two lowest week’s attendance figures. This includes w/e 6th December when the school was decimated with a viral infection.

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