Something to think about …………
Is 90% attendance good enough?
The school year is made up of 190 days of learning ……..
Take the example of Jane Brown. Her attendance is always around 90% and her mum thinks this is excellent!
In fact, Jane has missed the equivalent of 4 whole weeks of lessons in the school year. If Jane continues to attend for only 90% of her Primary School education, she will have missed a total of 23 weeks or 6 months which is over half a school year!
Here are some more facts for you ………
95% attendance means 10 days of learning have been missed
90% = 20 days
85% = 30 days
80% = 40 days
75% = 50 days
70% = 60 days
How much learning has your child missed?
THE EXPECTED ATTENDANCE FOR ALL PUPILS IS 96% AND ABOVE
The Head Teacher and the Attendance Advisory Practioner have the responsibility to monitor the attendance of pupils at this school
The target attendance figure for all students is a minimum of 96% attendance
The more your child is at school; the more likely they are to achieve at school and in later life
Your child attends for 97% - 100% of the time this is to be congratulated.
A child absent for one week in the year would equal an attendance statistic of 97%
EXPECTED ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE
Research as shown that for children to reach their full potential attendance of 96% is vital
Your child is at risk of under-achieving. This will be monitored closely by the Head Teacher and Attendance Officer. You may be requested to attend a meeting within the school and to provide medical evidence on all future absences
Attendance 90% and below
WELL BELOW EXPECTATIONS AND CAUSE FOR CONCERN
Your child is at severe risk of under-achieving. Your child will be referred to the Attendance Advisory Service which may result in court proceedings if attendance does not improve
Parents ARE legally responsible for their child’s attendance at school
If you are having problems with getting your child into school we are here to help - Good communication is vital