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Attendance

Parents/carers will receive regular updates on attendance from school. The Headteacher and all the staff monitor attendance daily, weekly, half termly and termly. Children are rewarded in school for excellent attendance and they are very clear about why excellent attendance is important.

Why is regular school attendance so important for my child?

Regular attendance at school means that your child can make the most of their education and improve their chances in adult life.

School can also help your child’s social skills such as making and developing friendships. A regular and punctual attendance pattern will help your child when they go to secondary school and later enter the world of work.

The link between attendance and attainment in school is clear.

The more a pupil is in school the more they increase their opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Punctuality

Schools are legally required to take a register of pupils first thing in the morning and at some point in the afternoon.

If a pupil is late, but the register is still open they are marked as late. If the register has already closed when a pupil arrives late and without a satisfactory explanation, it will be classed as late after the register has closed which will count as an absence. Our registers close at 9:00am.

Continual punctuality is important because if, for example, a child arrives 15 minutes late at school each day, they lose almost 3 weeks of education a year! Absence due to lateness (after 9:00am) will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer.

Holidays during term time

No term time leave for holidays is routinely authorised at Bonneygrove Primary School.

Parents who choose to take their child out of school without written permission from the school may be issued with a fixed penalty fine.

Only in exceptional circumstances may a head teacher grant permission for leave.

How can I help my child attend school regularly?

  • Talk to your child about school
  • Take a positive interest in your child’s work, including homework.
  • Use the apps and sites we have available to help your child learn such as “Timestable Rockstars”
  • Keep in touch with school staff
  • Contact school on the first day of absence if your child is unable to attend for whatever reason
  • Attend parents’ evenings and other school events

What should I do if I’m worried about my child’s school attendance?

The first thing to do is to contact the school to discuss your concerns.

What are my responsibilities regarding my child’s school attendance?

As a parent/carer it is your responsibility to ensure that any child of compulsory school age attends school both regularly and on time. The local authority has a duty to make sure that all parents/carers fulfil this responsibility.

What will happen if my child does not attend school regularly?

The school should contact you in the first instance to raise concerns about your child’s attendance. If they see no improvement, or there are particular difficulties involved, a referral will be made to the Education Welfare Service.

What if my child’s school attendance does not improve?

Parents whose children are on a school register and fail to ensure the regular and punctual attendance of their child(ren), may be guilty of an offence under Section 444 or 444(1A) of the Education Act 1996 and the Local Authority may issue a Penalty Notice or take enforcement action through the Courts to secure regular attendance.

How will regular school attendance help my child?

School gives your child a wide range of opportunities and experiences in the form of academic lessons, educational trips and school clubs allowing them to develop their interests and achieve their full potential. Regular school attendance means that your child can make the most of their education.

 

 

  1. Class Attendance - W/C 21st November 2022
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  2. Class Attendance - W/C 14th November 2022
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  3. Class Attendance - W/C 7th November 2022
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  4. Class Attendance - W/C 31st October 2022
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  5. Class Attendance - W/C 17th October 2022
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  6. Class Attendance - W/C 10th October 2022
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  7. Class Attendance - W/C 3rd October 2022
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  8. Class Attendance - W/C 26th September 2022
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  9. Class Attendance - W/C 19th September 2022 (4 Days)
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  10. Class Attendance - W/C 12th September 2022
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  11. Class Attendance - W/C 5th September 2022
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  12. Class Attendance - W/C 18th July 2022 (4 Days)
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  13. Class Attendance - W/C 11th July 2022
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  14. Class Attendance - W/C 4th July 2022
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  15. Class Attendance - W/C 27th June 2022
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  16. Class Attendance - W/C 20th June 2022
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  17. Class Attendance - W/C 13th June 2022
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  18. Class Attendance - W/C Tuesday 7th June 2022
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  19. Class Attendance - W/C 23rd May 2022
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  20. Class Attendance - W/C 16th May 2022
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  21. Class Attendance - W/C 9th May 2022
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  22. Class Attendance - W/C Tuesday 3rd May 2022
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  23. Class Attendance - W/C 25th April 2022
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  24. Class Attendance - W/C Tuesday 19th April 2022
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  25. Class Attendance - W/C 28th March 2022
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  26. Class Attendance - W/C 21st March 2022
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  27. Class Attendance - W/C 14th March 2022
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  28. Class Attendance - W/C 7th March 2022
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  29. Class Attendance - W/C 28th February 2022
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  30. Class Attendance - W/C 21st February 2022
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  31. Class Attendance - W/C 7th February 2022
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  32. Class Attendance - W/C 31st January 2022
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  33. Class Attendance - W/C 24th January 2022
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  34. Class Attendance - W/C 17th January 2022
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  35. Class Attendance - W/C 10th January 2022
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  36. Class Attendance - W/C 13th December 2021
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  37. Class Attendance - W/C 6th December 2021
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  38. Class Attendance - W/C 29th November 2021
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