Last year our overall school attendance was 96%; this is above the expected 95% set by the government but slightly below our school target of 97%. This year we have again aimed for a target of 97%. You will be aware that much emphasis is placed on good attendance for pupils by the school, the local authority and the Department of Education. This is based on a well researched link between good attendance and pupil achievement.
We always aim to encourage and reward good attendance and punctuality. To help towards our target we are currently running an in-class initiative for the children where there will be a whole class reward if they can fill the 100% display before the end of term. In addition to this, any child who has 100% attendance from the beginning of this week until Friday, 14 December, will have their name entered into our 100% draw. A name from each class will be drawn and that child will win an INTU voucher for their parents ... hopefully coming at just the right time before Christmas.
You've got to be in it to win it as they say.
Mr S Pickup