Why is regular school attendance important?
Manor Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to sixteen) must receive a suitable full-time education.
Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted. You also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:
Manor Primary monitors the attendance of every child in the school and works in partnership with the Local Authorities Attendance Team . Together we work and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason. As a school we are happy to help and support if we can but we can't help if we don't know!It is very important that you contact school, on the first day of absence, to let us know that you child is ill. Our school number is 0151 677 3152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support and Advice
If you require any support or advice with attendance and punctuality, please contact the main office to arrange an appointment to see myself, Mrs Lightwing.
Attendance Prize !
Pupil attendance is vital to a successful education in primary school as this is the foundation for lifelong learning. Missing lessons makes it more difficult for your child to make good or better progress as they will have gaps in their learning.
Weekly class treat for an attendance of 95% or more, half termly draw of loyalty cards for weekly punctuality and attendance, spot prize for punctuality, termly prize draw
'Thank you' for parents, termly attendance certificates and prizes, 100% attendance award as well as a chance to win a scooter in February and a bike in July.
To support the school to motivate pupils to increase their attendance the PTA have decided to fund one ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE giving all those pupils with an attendance of 98% and above the opportunity to be entered into a draw to reward their effort and determination at the end of the school year for a chance to
WIN A VOUCHER !
All those with an attendance over 98% will be entered into the draw.
Fixed Penalties for
Absence and Lateness
Regular and punctual attendance of pupils at school is both a legal requirement and essential for pupils to maximise their potential. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their child of compulsory school age receives efficient education that is suitable to the child’s age, ability, aptitude and to any special educational needs the child may have at school or otherwise.
An offence occurs if a parent or carer fails to secure a child’s regular attendance at a school at which they are a registered pupil and when that absence is not authorised by the school and does not meet one of the statutory defences. Penalty Notices are one of a number of legal sanctions available to deal with these offences.
Circumstances When Fixed Penalty Notices Will Be Issued:
Penalty Notices may be considered appropriate in the following circumstances:
To avoid this process, Mrs Lightwing will write to you informing you of your child's attendance and possibly schedule a meeting to discuss the matter in an attempt to resolve any issues.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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