Attendance

Increasing your child’s attendance, raises their chances to achieve.

 What does Good Attendance mean?

These children are in year 6.

They have 90% attendance

These children and their parents think this is pretty good.

Are they right?

NO!

Please remember that regular attendance at Primary School is crucial to your child’s education.

 

Research suggests that 17 missed school days a year = 1 GCSE grade drop in achievement.

That could be the difference between a C and a D in Maths

Improving your child’s attendance will help them achieve their true potential

90% attendance = ½ day missed every week!

(Would your boss like you to be off work this much? That is practically part time!)

 

Let’s look a little closer…….

1 school year at 90% attendance = 4 weeks missed!

90% attendance over 5 years at school…………….    = ½ a school year missed!

What Can I Do As A Parent To Improve My Child’s Attendance?

The Recipe For Success.........

  • Phone us as soon as possible to tell us why your child is absent and when you expect them to return.
  • Only let your child stay at home if they are genuinely ill.
  • Avoid taking holidays in school time.
  • Talk to your child about school and how they feel about it – They are more likely to attend & enjoy school if they feel supported and listened to.
  • Praise and reward Good Attendance

Other Top Tips

  • If there is a problem with your child’s attendance, talk calmly to your child and listen to the explanation. Contact school to address the reason for non-attendance.
  • Your child’s welfare is important to us. We can help you to resolve issues and can offer lots of support for you and your child. You are not alone
  • Be supportive to your child in the run up to tests and be aware of coursework deadlines.
  • Help your child catch up with missed work – a missed day should not mean missed work.

 

We’re Here To Help, So Get In Touch.

Contact the school office or the Oxfordshire County Council Attendance Team

Tel: 01865 323 513

The County Attendance Team Unipart House Garsington Road Oxford OX4 2GQ

 

Individual Class Attendance

Below are attendance figures from September 2016 to date

Class

Last School Week 

Year To Date

Elm

93.1%

96.5%

Maple

93.6%

95.5%

Birch

90.0%

96.3%

Oak

90.8%

93.7%

Chestnut

97.4%

95.2%

Eucalyptus

90.4%

95.8%

Whole School

92.5%

95.5%