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ATTENDANCE

 

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE ATTENDANCE FOR THE FIRST HALF-TERM IN AUTUMN 2017 IS 2% HIGHER THAN FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR!

Autumn term 1 2016:  94.19%

Autumn term 1 2017:  96.21%

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.

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.
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Who has won Attendance Ted and the Attendance trophy in the first half term of Autumn 2017?

Week commencing:

Attendance Ted

Attendance Trophy

4th September

Y2 - GIRAFFES

Y3 - WOODPECKERS

11th September

Y1 – ZEBRAS

Y4 - OWLS

18th September

RECEPTION – BEARS

Y6 - FALCONS

25th September

Y2 – GIRAFFES

Y5 - KESTRELS

2nd October

RECEPTION – BEARS

Y6 - FALCONS

9th October

RECEPTION - BEARS

Y5 - KESTRELS

 

Congratulations to the winners of Ted and the trophy!

In September, we sent home 112 certificates for 100% attendance – this amounts to a creditable 57% of the school population.  We aim for this to be at least 75% by the end of the Autumn term.

 

What happens if attendance falls below where it should be?

We will notify you if we are concerned about your child’s attendance.  Our Family Support Worker, 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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