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Late/Absence Procedures / Trefn Absenoldeb

Given the strong and proven link between Attendance & Attainment, the Welsh Government is placing a strong emphasis on improving levels of attendance in all our schools.

 

Research evidence indicates clearly that the more regularly a child attends school, the more they will learn and achieve. At our school, we are committed to providing your child with the best possible education and ensuring that they achieve to the best of their ability. Please therefore support this school by ensuring your child attends school on time and regularly throughout the academic year – # NOTINMISSOUT

 

We now use the ‘STRIVE FOR 95+%’ attendance tool to closely monitor and address patterns of school attendance. You will be receiving a letter informing you of your childs attendance on a regular basis and we will take steps as appropriate given the circumstances and the attendance threshold attained by each individual pupil to reward or challenge an individual pupil’s attendance level. The table below explains the 3 different categories of attendance.

 

Zones

Attendance Thresholds

 

 

Green

Attendance of 95% or above

 

 

Amber

Attendance between 90% and below 95%

 

 

Red

Attendance below 90%

 

We fully recognise however that pupils are at times absent due to genuine reasons such as personal ill health and medical and dental appointments. However, we as a school ask for your full co-operation to ensure, as best as possible, that such visits take place either at the end of the school day or during the school holiday period.

 

Regular attendance is the key to your child making good progress at school and we look forward to working closely together with all parents to ensure that every child is able to achieve their full potential at Ysgol Panteg

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a staff and Governing Body we are supporting the Torfaen STRIVE FOR 95+%! Improving Attendance Project. We want to remind all parents of the importance of their child attending school and our commitment to the children’s learning. We ask all parents to set the highest expectations for attendance for the whole year.

 

Our whole school attendance target for this academic year 2017/2018 is:

95.6%

Our target for your child is a minimum of 95% attendance this year!

 

  1. is a table and chart which illustrates the relationship between attendance and achievement at school. As you can see there is a clear relationship between attendance and achievement at school. A copy of all the information is also on our website. A key part of this project is that we will update you about your child’s attendance on a half-termly basis.

 

In school we will celebrate good attendance by awarding certificates. We also highlight good attendance in our assemblies.

 

 

The rewards for good attendance are clear.

Pupils are more likely to enjoy school, achieve better results and increased life chances.

 

 

If you have any queries or require support with your child’s attendance please telephone the school to make an appointment to see Mr Jones 01495 762581

 

 

 

 

Days off school add up to lost learning

 

175
non-School Days
a year

 

175 days to spend on family time, visits, holidays, shopping, household jobs and other appointments

 

190 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR

10 days absence

 

 

 

 

365
DAYS IN
EACH
YEAR

180 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR

19 days absence

 

 

 

171 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR

29 days absence

Half a term missed

 

 

190 days for your child’s education

161 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR

38 days absence

 

152 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR

47 days absence

 

143 SCHOOL DAYS IN EACH YEAR

 

 

100%

95%

90%

85%

80%

75%

 

GOOD

Best chance of success

Gets your child off to a flying start

WORRYING

LESS chance of success

Makes it harder to make progress

SERIOUS CONCERN

Not fair on your child

Court Action!

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

Mr Euros Jones

 

Pennaeth Head Teacher

 

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