ATTENDANCE AND LATENESS
As you know, good attendance at school ensures children learn and make good progress. Barley Croft Primary School takes poor attendance very seriously and will take action where parents/carers fail to ensure their children attend regularly. Every child should aim to achieve an attendance target of 100% and we recognise the good work many parents do in ensuring their children achieve this.
If you would like any support or advice with any aspect of school attendance, please drop in to see our Attendance Mentor, Sian Buckler, who runs a drop in session:
Time: 9 - 11am
Place: Barley Croft Community Centre
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
LATENESS AT SCHOOL
Good timekeeping matters, did you know that being 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two weeks of school?
EVERYDAY COUNTS But every minute is important! LOST MINUTES = LOST LEARNING
Please consider the impact of any absences or lateness will have on your child's education.
LEAVE DURING TERM TIME
As you may be aware Headteachers are no longer able to authorise your child’s absence due to term time leave. The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 do not allow Headteachers to retrospectively authorise leave.
Section 444 of the Education Act 1996 states that:
‘If a child of compulsory school age, who is a registered pupil at a school, fails to attend regularly at the school his/her parent(s) are guilty of an offence’.
Family emergencies need careful consideration. It is not always appropriate or in the best interests of the child to miss school for emergencies which are being dealt with by adult family members. Being at school, friendship with peers and support from staff can provide children with stability. The routine of school offers a safe and familiar background during times of uncertainty.
It is essential for your child to be in school regularly to benefit fully from their educational opportunities. Good attendance will ensure that your child can reach their full potential. To achieve this, your child needs to attend school every day.