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Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mr Mark Saxby, Miss Kerry Cutler, Mrs Sally Mitchell, Mrs Jemma Murray

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here

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Do you have a child due to start school September 2020? The closing date for your application to the Local Authority is 15th January 2020.

Attendance

RE: Expectations of Primary Age Pupils attendance.

 

I am writing to inform you of the Department for Education expectations for pupil attendance and the changes to the Persistent Absence threshold. The government is committed to reducing absence and expects every pupil to maintain an attendance level of above 96%.

The Persistent Absence threshold is 90%. This means that any pupil whose attendance is lower than 90%, at any point in the school year, will be classed as Persistently Absent.

The table below shows the impact of the whole days absent and lost learning hours in one school year.

Descriptor

 

Attendance

Whole Days Absent

Lost hours of Learning

Excellent

100% - 99%

0 -2

0 - 10

Good

98% - 96%

4 – 7.5

20 – 37.5

Requires improvement

95% - 91%

9.5 – 17

47.5 – 85

Persistent Absence

90% - 86%

19 – 27

95 – 135

Critical

85% - 80%

28.5 – 38

142.5 - 190

 

We are committed to helping all pupils to achieve their full potential. High attendance is a key factor in raising pupils’ attainment and supporting their personal development. Whilst it is appreciated that children are unwell from time to time, please think carefully before allowing your child to be absent from school. However, if your child is suffering from sickness and diarrhoea, please adhere to the 48 hour rule.

We wish to work positively with parents when we have concerns regarding their child’s attendance. If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Yours sincerely

Mr M Saxby

Head teacher

 
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