At Fairmeadows Primary we know the impact regular attendance has on your child’s learning and well-being; and that having good attendance is directly linked to raising achievement and develops skills for life and work. We have many initiatives to celebrate and support attendance in school and ask that parents/carers support the school in this by ensuring that your child attends school every day and arrives ready to learn and on time at 8.30 am.
We encourage all children to keep our three Attendance Promises:
We ask our children to be an Attendance H.E.R.O. (Here Every day Ready On time) and help us achieve our school Attendance Target of:
Primary national pupil attendance is around 92%. This means that a child needs to attend school for at least 182 out of 190 days to meet national expectations.
Be an Attendance H.E.R.O.
Meet the Attendance Team.
Mrs Page Mr Boulter Mrs Wain Mrs Balcon
We are here to help you ensure your child comes to school every day and on time.
Our Attendance Team monitor school attendance and punctuality daily as your child’s learning and well-being is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that working together with parents/carers is the best way to result in positive attendance outcomes for our children and ask that you support us with ensuring your child regularly attends and is on time.
We cannot be complacent where there are instances of persistently low attendance, or if children are regularly late to school.
Below are some of the ways we ensure attendance and punctuality remain a high priority in school.
MONITORING PUPIL ATTENDANCE
Children’s individual attendance will be tracked every half term (6 times a year) using a Traffic Light Monitoring System:
Green: Above 95% attendance
Amber: Between 85% – 95% attendance
Red: Below 85% attendance
Green Attenders will have a text message sent home congratulating the child on their ‘Awesome Attendance’.
Amber Attenders will have an information letter sent home reminding them of the importance of good attendance, and stating that we hope to see an improvement in the coming term.
Red Attenders will have a letter of concern sent home, and will be invited to come in and discuss how the school and other agencies might support the family to improve the child’s attendance.
Please visit the School Office if you wish to make an appointment to speak to a member of our Attendance Team.