What's the state of play?
17/05/2019 - Thank you all for linking in to see what is happening with school attendance. From September 2018 till 16th May, school overall attendance is 95.2% ~ we need to continue the good work as we strive to achieve the given target of 96%.
We would like to thank you all for your efforts in the past few weeks in ensuring your children are in school as much as possible. We are really seeing the difference with the progress your children are making and this is the main reason we want to encourage excellent attendance. We all want them to achieve to their very best ability and by being in school they can do this.
It is absolutely vital that we all keep up the good efforts for the remainder of this academic year - this is only just over 7 school weeks in total (not including the forthcoming two week whit holidays). We can do it if we continue to all work together.
Absence requests in term time will not generally be authorised - you need to ensure your child attends school every day as required by the Department for Education.
Classopoly ~ lots of classes regularly play Classopoly in the Friday morning Good News Assembly, and it continues to be a positive attendance and punctuality initiative. The children strive to be in all the time, and on time. Late arrivals at school can affect a class who may not achieve class attendance that week but as a school it is achieved - normally, with no lates that week such a class would have a play ....but if they have lates that week then then their play is forfeit. Please help your child to arrive at school on time; this has been a problem recently, but by working together we can improve. Your children are the ones who benefit. Thank you.
Latest rewards for Classopoly this week.... time in the reading cabin, time on the tyre park, choose from the Cathedral Chest rewards (Bingo, poptastic dance in the hall, bring in a game to play in class, Karaoke, bowling), sit where you choose for the day, penalty shoot-out and silly sock day. I am sure you will agree that these 6 classes who achieved target or above this week have won amazing treats.
26/04/2019 - Welcome everyone to the update on school attendance and punctuality. We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter with your children and families.
Whole school attendance year to date (5th September 2018-25th April 2019) ~ 94.9%
Whole school attendance for the Classopoly play period 12th April till 25th April 2019 - 92.8%
School has somewhat struggled to maintain the fantastic attendance levels seen at the end of the Spring Term and to date our whole school attendance is now 94.9% - showing a reduction from 95.2% only 6 weeks ago. This may only seem a small reduction but it represents a lot of absences from many children. It is so important that our children are in school, on time every day in order for them to fulfil their potential. We thank you wholeheartedly for ensuring your children do this. Punctuality is also an issue and so please do make sure your child arrives at school on time every day. It is really important that we all continue the good work currently in action to further improve our attendance as we strive for the 96% target we are given. We will help you as much as possible so please come to see us if you need assistance. Please also remember that holidays in term time are not acceptable and you must discuss any proposed absence in term time, in advance with the Head Teacher, thank you. The advice from the Local Education Authority Education Welfare Officer in relation to unauthorised holidays is to consider imposing a penalty fine - this would be for each absent child, payable by each parent. Progress and attainment is severely affected by block amounts of time off for unauthorised absences.
Classopoly - Played 26/04/2019:
One class - year 2, managed a play on Classopoly this week with an amazing 98.9% attendance which is amazing - landing on the ? square and so can choose whichever reward from any of the street named rewards on the board. Well done to that class. All other classes were disappointed that they didn't achieve a play on the board but we can see they are determined to have a go next week. Of course, the children who have been in school 100% of the time for the period of play received their ticket for the prize draw at the end of term. From this week onwards these tickets will also only be awarded to those children not only achieving 100% attendance but also arriving in school on time. All the school discussed this issue in assembly and agreed this was fair. Please help your child by attending every day, and by being on time. Thank you again for your cooperation in helping your child become the best that they can be!
15/03/2019 - A warm welcome to you and thank you for tuning into the Classopoly attendance and punctuality page for an update. We would like to thank you all for continuing to ensure that your wonderful children attend school, and on time, regularly. It is really having an impact on their progress and attainment. The past three weeks have seen amazing whole class attendance figures for most classes. Please remember that if your child arrives very late for school it could mean that they have to be recorded as missing a full morning in the register - this has meant, on one or two occasions that a class has missed the 96% target. Everyone needs to be in school on time please. To help you, some considerable time ago, we decided to open the classroom doors ten minutes earlier than the start of school day - they are open at 8.45am and this means all children have the chance to be sitting at their desk and ready for the first lesson to commence at 8.55am. There have been some great rewards for classes - please see pictures below - our children are thoroughly enjoying the Classopoly Attendance reward system which is contributing to the school's overall rise in attendance - we are now achieving 95.1% heading upwards towards the nationally set target of 96%. We still have a way to travel but we are absolutely positive that by working together we can all get there. Your children benefit so much from regular attendance and good punctuality - keep up the good efforts and thank you!
Week ending Thursday 14th March 2019 - whole school achieved 96.9% - Just Amazing!
YEAR 2 100% WHAT, AGAIN! - 2 plays on Classopoly winning a non-uniform day on Friday 22nd March, and Penalty Shoot-out
YEAR 1 99.6% ASTOUNDING! - 1 play winning I-Pad time
YEAR 4 97.7% INCREDIBLE! - 1 play winning milkshake and biscuits treat
NURSERY 97.0% EXCELLENT! - 1 play winning extra playground time
YEAR 3 96.3% UNBELIEVABLE! - 1 play winning extra playground time
YEAR 6 95.9% OOH Nearly! - whole school attendance for the week of 96.9% - Fabulous means 1 play - Movie in the hall - Lucky
RECEPTION 95.7% Almost! -whole school attendance for the week of 96.9% - Fabulous means 1 play - Milkshake and biscuits treat - Yum
YEAR 5 91.5% Come on Yr5! - whole school attendance for the week of 96.9% - Fabulous means 1 play - Silly Sock Day - Go for it Yr 5!
The end of the first Spring Term 2019 in February saw us reach the mid-year point of the academic year 2018/19 - how is our attendance progressing?
We are pleased to report that school has improved on its overall attendance by 0.4% - it now stands at 94.9%. The number of children who are classed as "persistently absent" has also improved - but it needs to improve even more! Children need to be in school every day in order to have the best possible chance of achieving their potential and we are here to help. We still have some way to go in order to achieve the target but with consistent efforts, working together we can all do this - it can only benefit our children and thank you for your efforts. It is so important - your children love being in and their class taking a turn on Classopoly when they manage to achieve the target of 96% or above.
In the week after returning from the February half term school managed to achieve 96.8% - amazing result and this meant every class took a turn on Classopoly and won a reward - this is what they won on the board:
Nursery Extra Sports Play
Reception Party Games in the Hall
Year 1 Extra I-Pad Time
Year 2 Silly Sock Day
Choice from Cathedral Chest
Year 3 Crazy Hair Day
Year 4 Silly Sock Day
Year 5 Crazy Hair DayYear 6 Non-Uniform Day
For the week Friday 8th February 2019 till and including
Thursday 14th February 2019
Great efforts again this week with 3 classes achieving the school target of 96% or more - and another 3 classes who only just missed it! - an amazing effort by all. The rewards won this week in our assembly, much enjoyed by all....include.....
Year 2 (98.6%) ~ Parachute time.
Year 4 (98.5%) ~ ? Choose from any street name - well done year 4 with a fabulous effort!
Year 3 (96.7%) ~ Party games in the hall.
Year 2 classroom door
Fabulous display of certificates for having won a weekly play on Classopoly!
Also in assembly were year 6, who last week won a Crazy Hair Day reward and they didn't let themselves down with some amazing efforts. Take a look...
For the week Friday 1st February 2019 till and including Thursday 8th February 2019.....
Everyone in school has made a fantastic effort this week and 6 classes managed to achieve the school target of 96% or more - one class with 100% - an amazing effort by all and thank you parents for your input. There was great excitement in the Classopoly attendance assembly... the rewards won include:
Reception Going to the Movies!
Year 1 Extra playground time
Year 2 Penalty shoot-out
Year 3 Parachute time
Year 5 ? Choose from any street name
Year 6 ? Choose from any street name
(100% 2 plays) Marshallow Fondue
How fabulous ~ and of course we also celebrate every week in assembly all children who have managed to come in 100% - 5 days for that week - their given ticket is put in their class tub ready for the raffle at the end of term.
Our wonderful children are benefitting from good attendance and punctuality and it is a whole school effort from our fantastic parents, our hard-working and dedicated staff, and of course our amazing children!
Lots of rewards have been won by all classes in the weeks since we commenced with Classopoly in mid November 2018 - the children continue to make great efforts and are enthusiastic about their rewards and we all want to encourage this.
Year 2 for one of their rewards wore odd/silly socks - here are a few pictures ....