At Flamborough Primary School we recognise the importance that good attendance and punctuality have in ensuring that children are able to make good academic progress, have good mental well-being, health and happiness. We want every child to strive towards excellent attendance and work hard with children, parents and carers to make individual attendance as good as it can be.
Explanation of Annual Percentage (%) attendance
Attendance under 95% means that a child is missing at least two weeks of learning time in a school year.
Attendance under 90% means that a child is missing four weeks of learning time which will have a significant impact on their learning.
|Days missed during a year
Roles and Responsibilities
- Will set high expectations for attendance, and monitor individual and whole school attendance on a daily and weekly basis
- Keep a register of attendance twice daily as required.
- Conduct first day response where there is unexplained absence
- Invite parents/carers into school to discuss attendance which is a cause for concern
- Work with parents/carers of individual pupils to try to improve punctuality and attendance
- Promote and reward good punctuality and attendance
- Provide attendance data for parents/carers
- Celebrate excellent and improved attendance
- Work with the East Riding of Yorkshire Education Welfare Service as soon as a concern is raised or a pattern of absence is noted.
- Ensure that pupils arrive in school, on time everyday and are ready to learn
- Have routines in place to support excellent punctuality and attendance
- Contact school before 9.30am to inform the school of their child’s absence
- Avoid term time holidays, and try to limit school time appointments
- Obtain medical evidence where possible to support medical absence
- Parents / carers are asked to sign a Home School Agreement that includes reference to the importance of regular attendance at school
- Be in school, on time, every day and ready to learn
- Discuss any punctuality or attendance concerns with a member of staff
The Education Welfare Service (EWS)
The EWS works in partnership with schools, parents/carers and children to achieve the best levels of school attendance and punctuality for all students. The EWS works closely with schools and other external agencies in order to promote and improve school attendance and address welfare issues.
The EWS is responsible for:
- regular monitoring of student attendance;
- conducting home visits where there are attendance concerns;
- working with parents/carers to improve school attendance;
- completing their statutory duty to ensure parents/carers make sure their children attend school regularly, by completing the Fast Track to Prosecution procedure.