Attendance Assembly and Celebrating

Every Friday afternoon one of our school Teachers leads an attendance assembly. This celebrates the attendance of each class and is used to incentivise good attendance.

An attendance bear named George is presented to the class with the highest attendance and the class helper that day can dress him in his class jumper. George gets to stay with the class for the entire week and gets to join in with class activities and have lots of fun with the children.

At the end of each half term children that have attained 100% attendance will be celebrated and awarded with a special attendance certificate.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD ATTENDANCE

Norfolk’s average attendance figure is at 96%.

100% Well Done! Each child that reaches this at the end of the half term will receive a special attendance certificate.
100% - 96% If your child has an attendance of 96% or above then congratulations! We would like to recognise and acknowledge all the efforts made to ensure that your child attends school regularly.
95% - 90% If your child’s attendance falls between 90%-95% then their attendance will be monitored and we hope to see an improvement next half term.
Below 90% If your child's attendance falls below 90% then their attendance is of concern. This will be very closely monitored and again, we hope to see an improvement next half term.

Remember that attendance of 90% or less, means over a day per fortnight is missed and 80% attendance or less means a day per week has been missed. Good attendance leads to the best outcomes for children both socially and academically.

Attendance reports will be going home every half term. If your child requires time off for medical appointments please ensure that we have any relevant doctor’s notes and appointment details and please ring the school on your child's first day of absence before 8.55am. Following Local Authority guidance term-time holidays will not be authorised.

If there are any particular circumstances that the school may not be aware of which is having an influence on your child attending school regularly please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note, that Will Campbell is our Parent Support Advisor and can help with attendance. He is available for drop in sessions every Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8.45am – 9.15am or alternatively can be contacted on 07807532841.