EVERY DAY COUNTS!
We would like every child to be in school, on time every day. In line with the Government and Local Authority Guidelines, we expect all of our pupils to maintain an attendance level of 96% and above.
It is the responsibility of everyone in our school community – parents, staff, pupils and governors to ensure they achieve this. Therefore, we monitor and review the attendance of all our children constantly. We encourage excellent attendance and punctuality for all students in a variety of ways
We promote attendance in our weekly celebration assemblies:
- Classes in KS1 with the highest attendance receive a certificate and the honour of looking after the 'ELLI Animals'
- Classes in KS2 with the highest attendance receive a certificate and extra 'adventure trail' time
Class attendance is also included on our newsletter each week.
Individual attendance is also celebrated at Ashton Vale, and children who have achieved 100% attendance each term receive a certificate in assembly and their name on the newsletter. Children whose attendance is 100% over two terms receive a prize. Children who attend school every day all year receive a £10 gift token, certificate and their accolade shared with the whole school.
THE VALUE OF ATTENDING SCHOOL DAILY IS CLEAR....
WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO HELP..
Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers and school staff on how to make them feel comfortable and excited about learning. We are only too happy to help.
Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member or another parent.
Avoid medical appointments and extended trips in school time.