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Attendance at Fairmeadows

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: 

 

  1. I will try my best to come to school every day.
  2. I will try my best to arrive on time every day.
  3. I will try my best to be prepared for school every day.

 

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:

 

95%

 

Attendance Matters

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           Miss Bartlam                                          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. 

  •  Weekly Attendance Team meeting.
  •  Each Key Phase has a Learning Mentor who works closely with children and families to support and encourage good attendance and punctuality.
  •  Learning Mentors meetings for targeted children with the aim of improving the children’s attendance over time.
  •  Late door – a Learning Mentor will greet you daily at the Main Entrance if your child arrives after 9am.
  •  Daily home visits for unexplained/unauthorised absences.
  •  Parent Workshops aimed at improving Attendance and Punctuality. 
  •  Family Meetings 
  •  Working with Cluster schools to identify families requiring additional support.

 

Please visit the School Office if you wish to make an appointment to speak to a member of our Attendance Team.

Attendance Policy


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