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Attendance and Punctuality

The Importance of Good School Attendance and Punctuality

 

Research shows that good school attendance impacts upon children’s success in learning.  Good attendance helps children to achieve good results, helps them to fulfil their potential and gives them a chance of a better future. 

 

At Seaburn Dene Primary, we are committed to ensuring that each and every child in our school fulfils their potential.  To help us achieve this we want all of our children to have the best possible attendance. 

 

We have found that  1% of our overall absence (4.3%) was down to unathorised holidays during term time - this is double the national average of 0.5%.  Seaburn Dene Primary School - in line with Government guidelines - will NOT approve of any holidays during term time and will actively discourage this.

 

We want to see all our pupils with above 96%-plus attendance

 

Every day that your child is absent from school is an opportunity missed. Schools and parents / carers have a shared responsibility to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time.

Punctuality is also just as important as attendance.  Seaburn Dene Primary School starts at 8:55am every morning.  It is important that children arrive in school on time as it supports them to learn good timekeeping and also reduces classroom disruption for the other children and themselves.

 

Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education.  At Seaburn Dene Primary we work closely with families to support them to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children.

 

What can parents / carers do to help?

  • Ensure your child attends school every day and on time.
  • If your child is not well enough to attend contact the school by 10am on the first day of absence.
  • Try to make dental and medical appointments outside of school time or at weekends.
  • Take family holidays during the school holiday.  We are unable to authorize term time holidays.
  • Contact us immediately if you need help or support with your child’s attendance or punctuality.  

 

Let’s work together to achieve consistently high attendance and punctuality. There are only 190 school days in a year and we want to see every child at school every day because every school day counts!

 

Our attendance for 2018-2019 was 95.7%  (Y1-Y6). 

 

We are aiming for 96.7% or above this year (Y1-Y6) - we can do it!


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