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ATTENDANCE

 

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE ATTENDANCE FOR 2017-2018 WAS 96.04%, WHICH IS JUST ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FIGURE OF 96%.

WELL DONE TO BRACKENBURY AND A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE PARENTS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE. WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION. IT IS GREAT TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS YEAR ON YEAR. PLEASE KEEP IT UP! OUR TARGET FOR THIS YEAR IS 97%, SO WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR EFFORTS TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION.

At Brackenbury Primary School, we are working hard to have improved attendance.  The reasons why are as follows:

  • * Across the year there are just 190 school days.That means there are already 175 days set aside for weekends, holidays, family visits and rewarding days out.
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  • * As a school we believe that every school day counts to give your child the greatest opportunity for attaining a good education and to support a happy and healthy future.
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  • * 100% is recognised as an expected level of school attendance. If you withdraw your child from learning this has a big impact on their education but also on other aspects of school life.
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  • From a young person’s perspective, missing school means:
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  • * Missing out on fun projects and school activities
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  • * Struggling to catch up on work
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  • * Disconnecting with school friends.

 

What is good attendance?

We reward and celebrate good attendance in various ways:

  • 1. There is an Attendance Ted in Reception, Y1 and Y2 that goes to the class with the highest attendance each week.
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  • 2. There is an Attendance Trophy that goes to the class with the highest attendance in Y3, Y4, Y5 or Y6.
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  • 3. Monthly certificates are given to those children with 100% attendance.
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  • 4. Letters are sent home to thank those families who have worked hard to improve attendance.

 

Congratulations to the winners of Ted and the trophy!

In September 2018, we sent home our first batch of certificates for 100% attendance - 128 certificates – this amounts to a creditable 71.5% of the school population.  We would like to improve this figure month on month. If your child has had 100% during the year, he or she will be entered into our winners' raffle in July 2019. Last year we awarded a fantastic attendance prize of a brand new bicycle, which was won by a child in Year 5.

Week commencing:

Attendance Ted

Attendance Trophy

10th September

Y2 – GIRAFFES

Y3 - WOODPECKERS

17th September

Y2 – GIRAFFES

Y6 - FALCONS

24th September

Y1 – ZEBRAS

Y5 - KESTRELS

1st October

RECEPTION – BEARS

Y6 - FALCONS

8th October

RECEPTION – BEARS

Y4 - TAWNY OWLS

15th October

Y2 - GIRAFFES

Y4 – TAWNY OWLS

5th November

Y1 – ZEBRAS

Y4 – TAWNY OWLS

12th November

REC BEARS/ZEBRAS

Y5 - KESTRELS

19th November

Y2 - GIRAFFES

Y5 - KESTRELS

26th November

Y2 - GIRAFFES

Y5 - KESTRELS

3rd December

REC BEARS

Y5 - KESTRELS

 

 

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What happens if attendance falls below where it should be?

We will notify you if we are concerned about your child’s attendance.  Our Welfare Officer, Tracey Adams, will work with you to support you and we may call in for support from Maggie Baker, our independent attendance officer. 

Please note we do not authorise any holidays, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 

Please see our policy on attendance here.

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