Attendance has improved during the academic year 2018/19 by 0.7% compared to 2017/18. This is an encouraging trend, which we aim to build on further this year through incentives for pupils, parental engagement and joint agency working.
Some of the agencies we work with to address any attendance and/or punctuality concerns include: Homestart; Pupil Attendance Support Team and the Children & Family Wellbeing Service.
Weekly Raffle – During good news assembly, all pupils with 100% attendance for that week go into the raffle draw. The winner receives a free swim voucher courtesy of Pendle Leisure.
Classes with the best weekly attendance and punctuality are announced in assembly and they enjoy a whole class treat.
Classes achieving a full week of 100% attendance have an apple put up on their Key Stage ‘Attendance Tree.’ Each half term the class with the most apples enjoy a special day as a reward.
Half-termly 100% badges, wristbands and certificates are awarded to pupils.
Random ‘Attendance Reward’ certificates are presented to pupils throughout the year if their attendance has improved.
- Face to face conversations with parents on the yard / home visit.
- Telephone calls / text
- Staged letters 1, 2 and 3
- Meetings in school with parents / outside agencies
- Parental parenting contracts
- Referrals to outside agencies
- Penalty notices.