Let's Celebrate

We celebrate excellent attendance weekly. The classes with the best attendance for the week, in both departments, are announced during the celebration assembly every Friday.

The class name is displayed in the hall and they get to ‘look after’ Alfie for the week. There is a trophy awarded weekly too. Every class displays its attendance for the week in a prominent place.

We highlight how many pupils are ;

green (96%+)

amber (90-95.9%)

red (below 90%) in each class.

At the end of year 6 the pupil with the highest attendance over their whole school career is presented with a trophy and their name is engraved on the school attendance shield. This award is sponsored by FOGS.

Termly assemblies take place where children receive certificates and prizes. These are presented by RCT Attendance and Wellbeing Service mascot - SUPER ATTENDER! Super Attender reminds the children about the importance of being a top attender.

Spr 2020 GM Attendance Brochure_Final Edit.pdf
Attendance policy Autumn Term 2020.pdf

Late/ Absence Procedures

In case of absence, parents are asked to inform the school by telephone on the morning of the first day of absence. Without an explanation of the child's absence it must be deemed unauthorised.

The school positively promotes good attendance and offers attendance awards each half term to recognise those pupils that achieve 100% attendance and improved attendance. Certificates are also presented to pupils who achieve above 95% attendance.

Pupils attendance is monitored regularly and should a pupils attendance fall below 90% the school will liaise with our Attendance and Wellbeing Officer, who will engage with the family to offer help and support to improve attendance.

Fixed Penalty Notices may be issued, in line with the LA and regional policy to parents where their child’s absence falls below 90% or they are consistently late for school.

It is extremely important that the children are on time for school so that they get the best possible start to the day. If a child is just a few minutes late, it can mean that they have missed important information and teaching time. Therefore we positively promote punctuality.