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2019/20 Term 2 Attendance Update

 

Term 1 Update

Congratulations to 1 Willow who had the best attendance of the term!

 

Class

% Authorised Absences

% Unauthorised Absences

Term 1 Attendance %

Nursery

3.7

0.8

95.5

Reception Ash

3.4

2.3

94.3

Reception Elm

3.6

2.7

93.7

1 Hawthorn

4

1.7

94.2

1 Willow

1.1

0.8

98.2

2 Whitebeam

1.7

0.7

97.6

2 Hazel

3.1

1.8

95.1

3 Larch

4.1

0.6

95.3

3 Juniper

2.3

2.4

95.2

4 Apple

2.3

1.1

96.6

4 Dogwood

2

1.6

96.4

5 Cherry

4.1

1.3

94.6

5 Lime

1.9

0.8

97.3

6 Sycamore

3.4

0.6

96

6 Elder

2.1

1.9

96

 

Authorised absence refers to absence approved by the Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher.                                  

For example: sickness or religious observance.

 

Unauthorised absence refers to absence unapproved by the Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher.                            

For example: holidays during term time  that is not an exceptional circumstance or child is absent with no message from the family explaining why.

 

Term 2 Update

Since the start of the term, we have seen a decrease in the number of times the children are late to school. We have also seen a drop in unauthorised absences compared to Term 1. This is fantastic!

Illness is the most common reason why children are absent from school. Please ensure that the children come to school wrapped up warm for the cold winter months ahead!

 

Important Times of the Day

7:45am—The Walking Bus starts on Burton Close near the Redcliffe Children’s Centre.

8:00am—Breakfast Club opens.

8:45am—The school gates open.

9:00am—The school gates shut

9:01am—Any children arriving into school at this time or after will be marked as late.

3:30pm—The school gates open for the end of the day.

3:40pm—The school gates close.

 

The SMRP Walking Bus

 

The SMRP is a FREE service that enables children to come to school before the start of the day. All       children that come on the Walking Bus will enter Breakfast Club for FREE.

 

On average, the Walking Bus collects approximately 15 children every day. Each year the Walking Bus gets more and more popular.

 

At 7:40am, children, parents and carers meet the Walking Bus staff (Usually Mr Williams, Mrs Thomas, Mr Fry or Miss Dudding) on Burton Close near the Redcliffe Children’s Centre. 

 

At 7:45am, the staff and children walk to school together. At approximately 8am, the children and staff    arrive at school just in time for the start of Breakfast Club.

 

If you would like to know more about the Walking Bus and how to join then please contact the office or speak to Mr Chris Williams (Family Link Worker), Mr Kevin Fry (Assistant Headteacher and Attendance Leader) or Mrs Thomas (Headteacher).

 

 

 

 

 

2019/20 Term 1 - Attendance Update

 

Last year, our overall attendance was 96% which is excellent! Well done and thank you to those who came to school everyday. We discovered that when children come to school consistently they make good or better progress as well as make stronger relationships with their peers. 

 

This year, our target is 97% - this is a percentage that we have never reached as a school. I believe that we can do it! 

 

In order to achieve this we need to make sure our children come to school as often as they can. We have designed a brand new curriculum for the children to enjoy so it is imperative that they do not miss out on a single moment of learning. 

 

If your child is going to be absent from school please could you contact the school as soon as possible to inform us. Where possible, please could appointments be made out of school hours, during weekends or holiday time. 

 

If you require to take your child out of school during term time you will need to complete a holiday request form. This will let us know the reasons behind the absence, which children are involved and the dates of the trip. We hold the right to unauthorise holiday requests based on the reasons given. If an absence has been unauthorised for 4 or more days this could lead to a penalty notice being submitted to the Bristol City Council. If you would like to talk to someone about a proposed trip then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Kevin Fry who is the attendance leader. 

 

We hope that you have had an excellent start to the year. 

Reviewed Attendance Policy - 15th October 2018

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The impact of children arriving in school on time

The impact of children arriving in school on time 1

School attendance: Is your child missing out?
 

 

 

In a week means missing …….

 

Over a year means missing ……….

 

Over the seven years of primary school means missing………

 

100% attendance

No days

No weeks

No learning at all!

 

90% attendance

½ a day

Almost 4 weeks

Over 4 terms

 

80% attendance

1 day

Over 7 weeks

1 school year and 2 terms

 

70% attendance

1 ½ days

11 weeks

More than 2 years

 

60% attendance

2 days

Over 15 weeks

2 years and 4 terms

 

50% attendance

2 ½ days

Almost 20 weeks

3 ½ years

 

Gates open at 8.45am. School starts at 9am though teachers are in class from 8.45am and there are learning activities from then.

 

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