STRIVE FOR 95+%
Good attendance is vital in order for your child to make the expected progress and achieve their potential.
The Welsh assembly Government classes good attendance as 95% and over. Torfaen County Council operate a strive for 95% policy, in which your child's school attendance is characterized into three different zones which are:- Green for attendance of 95% or above, Amber where attendance is between 90% and below 95% and red attendance below 90%. (Only 90% attendance over 5 years represents half a year off school.)
Lateness (arriving after 9:00 am) also affects attendance greatly as pupils miss vital core learning at the start of the day and do not spend time with their class teacher getting vital information and news for the day. Late arriving students also disrupt lessons, can be embarrassing for the child and also encourage absence. Lateness adds up, being 15 mins late every day will add up to two weeks of school missed every year.
Attendance levels and lateness are monitored by the school and the Education Welfare Officer. Persistent lateness or unauthorised absences or attendance below 90% will lead to meeting with the Head Teacher and the Education Welfare Officer.
Please let us know if your child is ill has a medical appointment or unable to come to school by telephoning on the first morning of absence. We require details of the illness for your child’s records.
School operates a first day response so if your child is not in school and we haven’t received any notification before 9.30 am, after registers are closed, then you will receive a telephone call from school.
If your child is taken ill or injured whilst in school we will contact you as soon as possible – in order for us to do this, please ensure we have your correct contact details.
If you change your telephone number, address or email during the school year please notify the school office.
Click below to download an additional attendance information leaflet.
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