We are aiming to gain a regular attendance of 96%, and maintain this if not improve on it.
As excellent attendance is one of our main priorities at the school, we have taken steps to tackle the issue of non-attendance and have put in place a school strategy. This includes an attendance bus, logging of attendance and working in partnership to monitor and when necessary attend the home of persistent none attendees. We are introducing a termly newsletter to keep parents up dated on attendance issues and the Fast track system.
There is positive reinforcement of attendance through the use of an attendance board in the hall which shows class attendance winner for the week and a weekly raffle that is won by an individual pupil who has had 100% attendance that week, the best class attendance is given the attendance bear “L Dawg” who is displayed in the class, at the end of each term the class that has had the most weeks at 100% wins a £50 voucher for the whole class. Each class’s previous week’s attendance is displayed on their classroom door, along with a whole school and class attendance displayed on the main entrance and outside annexes for parent and visitors to see. All 100% attendees are rewarded with excursions at the end of the year which this year is Lotherton Hall. As an added extra we are introducing a pencil case scheme which means children who have 100% in the first term will receive a pencil case and for every half term after if they have 100% they will receive any item to place in the pencil case the aim is to have a full pencil case at the end of the academic year.
This is "L Dawg". He is awarded to the class with the highest attendance each week in Friday's GOLD assembly. Where will he be next week?