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Attendance at St Michael's C of E First School

 

Percentage Attendance

Level

Days missed in the year Lessons missed in a year What does this mean
97 % - 100%  Excellent attendance - all pupils should aim to be in this group Up to 5 days Up to 25
  • Recognition through school reward systems
96% - 96.9% Expected attendance, within Government targets Up to 7 days Up to 35
  • Improved attendance also recognised
94% - 95.9% Falling below expected attendance Up to 11.5 days Up to 57
  • Falling below expected attendance 
  • It falls below school and government targets
  • School will work with parents to support improved attendance, through the WSEP Attendance Concerns Pathway. 
90.1% - 93.9% Below expected attendance – risk of underachievement increases as attendance falls  Up to 18 days Up to 90
  • Below expected attendance - the risk underachievement increases the risk of underachievement.
  • It falls below school and government targets.
  • School will work with parents to support improved attendance, through the WSEP Attendance Concerns Pathway and may seek to involve external agencies. 
90% or below Attendance below this level is classed as Persistent Absence and will seriously increase the risk of underachievement  19 days or more 95 or more
  • Attendance at or below this level is classed as Persistence Absence and will seriously increase the risk of underachievement.
  • School will seek to involve external agencies including the Education Welfare Service.

 

Attendance Awards

 

Bronze Award is received when your child's attendance is from 97% to 97.9%

 

Silver Award is received when your child's attendance is from 98% to 98.9%

 

Gold Award is received when your child's attendance is from 99% to 100%

 

100% is received when your child's attendance is 100% for a complete term

 

100% is received when your child's attendance is 100% for an entire academic year

 

Improved Attendance is received when your child's attendance has improved over the half term

Mike the Mammoth is awarded to the class who has the best attendance for that week

 

*Pease note that when a child is marked as late on the register this is processed as an absence when generating percentage attendance.

Attendance Expectations and Procedures

 

The school must:

  • Record attendance of each pupil for both morning and afternoon sessions
  • Follow up absences and identify authorised/unauthorised absences 
  • Ensure any safeguarding actions are taken

 

The parents must:

  • Ensure their children attend school on time each day
  • Inform the school of any reasons for a child’s absence on the first day of absence and each day there after until their child returns
  • Avoid taking any holidays in term time

 

Attendance procedures at St Michael's C of E First School

  • The school day begins at 8.50am and electronic registers are taken between 8:50am and 9.00am and at the start of the afternoon session each day
  • Any pupil arriving between 9:01 and 9:05 am will be marked as late
  • Any pupils not present after this time will be marked as 'late after registers close'

  • All late pupils need to report to the school office and sign in
  • The office must be notified of any absence before 9am
  • If an absence is not reported the school office will contact the parents/guardians from 9:15am onwards
  • All attendance calls are recorded
  • Where there are safeguarding concerns, the attendance call is logged onto CPOMs
  • Pupil attendance is monitored weekly

 

Staff Roles – all staff in school act as role models to the children and should have excellent attendance and punctuality themselves.

  • Headteacher and school administration ensures registration procedures, monitoring of attendance and punctuality, clear record keeping, parent letters and referrals to appropriate staff/Education Welfare Officer are made.
  • Class teachers promote good habits of attendance. They will remind pupils and speak to parents regarding any concerns in the first instance. They will also communicate concerns via CPOMs
  • Middle/senior leaders incorporate teaching about good attendance into regular assemblies. Mike the Mammoth is awarded to the class with the best attendance of the week. At the end of each half term children who have attendance that is 97% or above receive certificates.  Children with 100% at the end of each term are invited to have high tea with the Headteacher
  • Pupil progress meetings are held each half term with class teachers and senior leaders. Any child with attendance concerns is raised at this meeting and appropriate actions put in place.
  • Any child with attendance concerns are recorded onto CPOMs 
  • Senior leaders, the CEO and governors monitor the schools attendance data and look for any specific patterns or concerns so that appropriate actions can be taken.
  • Headteacher signs any requests for leave of absence and makes the decision to authorise absences if there are exceptional circumstances.
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