Attendance at Stephenson

 

 

Stephenson Memorial Primary School recognises that positive behaviour and good attendance are central to raising standards and pupil attainment. We expect all children on roll to attend every day when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.

The Government guidelines state that all children are expected to have an attendance of at least 96%. Last year, children who achieved an attendance of 98% and above, celebrated with a special breakfast and ice-cream party for themselves and their families.

Absence Procedures
Punctuality

Poor punctuality is not acceptable. The school gates will close at 8.55am and children are expected to be registered and ready to start lessons at 9am prompt. This enables a more settled start to the school day. If a child is late,

  • He/she must be accompanied by an adult to the office and signed into school using the late register

  • A full explanation for lateness is required

Medical Appointments 

Wherever possible ALL medical appointments must be made out of school hours. It is unfair to the child to be leaving or arriving half-way through a lesson. We understand that a lot of hospital appointments are allocated and unable to be changed. Dentist, Doctor or Optician appointments can be made at times convenient to the child. Medical appointment letters/cards must be given to the office so they may be copied and held in your child's file.

Holidays

All time taken outside statutory school holidays will be unauthorised by the school, unless in exceptional circumstances (see Policy). An absence notification request form must be completed and returned to school. These are available from the school office.

Attendance Certificates and Prizes.

There were 179 children who had 98% attendance and above last year. Well done to them! Certificates are awarded each term for attendance of 98% and above.

In addition to certificates, all children who receive GOLD awards at the end of the year will be invited to a party along with the class with the highest attendance.

Whole class attendance is awarded each term. Last year class 10 had the best Attendance every term and were able to choose fun activities as their special treat – a trip to “Airbox Bounce“ was just one of them.

Best year group attendance is awarded each week with the winners having an extra play session.

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The Government guidelines state that all children are expected to have an attendance of at least 96%. Last year, children who achieved an attendance of 98% and above, celebrated with a special breakfast and ice-cream party for themselves and their families.

Stephenson Memorial Primary School

Martin Road

Howdon

Wallsend

Tyne and Wear

NE28 0AG

 

Tel: 0191 200 7365

Email: info@smemorial.co.uk

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