Attendance and punctuality

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY 

A big thank you to all our families who take attendance and punctuality seriously. We are really grateful to you. 

Our target for the whole school attendance is 97.5%. 

Congratulations to those 35 pupils who in 2017-2018 achieved perfect attendance (100%), and the 48 pupils who achieved excellent attendance (99%). ‘Well Done!’ 

Also special congratulations to 115 of our pupils who achieved 100% attendance for the whole of the summer term. 

Every child has the right to attend school every day. Casual attendance and frequent absence has a detrimental effect on children’s education and emotional development. At The Beacon C.E. School everyone has their part to play in ensuring that all children attend regularly.

During this year we are hoping to improve our overall school attendance which actually dropped slightly last academic year from 96.5% (2016-2017) to 96.4%. We would be so proud if our school was to be one of the best for attendance in Liverpool, so the children can learn as much as they can. 

This is achieved by: 

Parent / Carer responsibilities: 

  • To ensure their child attends school regularly and on time. 
  • To inform school before 8.40am on the first day of a child’s absence. 
  • To keep in contact with the school should there be difficult home circumstances requiring support from the school. 
  • To not take holidays during term time as these will be unauthorised and a penalty notice may be issued. 
  • To ensure the school has two current emergency contact names and numbers. The child should know this person. 
  • To take medical and dentist appointments outside school time if possible. 
  • To co-operate with the school in our aim to improve attendance. 

 The School’s Responsibilities: 

  •  Informing parents of their responsibilities for maintaining regular attendance for their child. 
  • Inform parents every half term of their child’s attendance using the traffic light system. 
    • 97-100% - Good - Outstanding - GREEN LIGHT
    • 94-96.9% - Satisfactory - AMBER LIGHT
    • 93.9% and below - Unsatisfactory - RED LIGHT
  •  We aim to support any family in difficulties or crisis. 
  • Refer families requiring support to the Parent Support for attendance team or the EWO as necessary. 
  • We will actively seek Court Prosecution when needed, but we do this as a very last resort. 
  • We value and reward good attendance; weekly, half termly, termly, annually through certificates, praise in assembly, rewards and a class attendance trophy. 

We will be inform you if your child is regularly late for school and requesting you to provide an explanation. Parents/guardians will be invited into school to discuss this concern with the Learning Mentor and/or Head Teacher, in the hope of resolving the problem. 

To raise standards, please be aware, letters will be sent from the Pupil Attendance and Education Welfare Services if there are any concerns. 

Research shows that the closer a school and family work together the more likely a child will succeed. 

Click her to read our Attendance Policy 2017

 

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