'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16
Attendance and Punctuality
At Hawkesley Church Primary Academy we place a high priority on attendance and punctuality. The average national attendance is 96%, the equivalent of 7 days absence in a year. We aim for every child to achieve at least this percentage of attendance. Parents are reminded that they should not book holidays in term time as this has a significant effect on a child's progress.
Here at Hawkesley we know that good attendance is vital to children succeeding. That is why we reward and provide incentives for good attendance. Children are encouraged and supported to attend school on-time and regularly. At Hawkesley, we encourage children to attend school from 8.00am at our breakfast club, which is free to all pupils; or 8.30am to receive pre-tutoring by the class teacher before the day begins.
Class VS Class showdowns
Each week the children pull classes out of a hat to decide which class will face off against in a weekly competition to win minutes on the ultimate prize - the attendance bouncy castle course. Each week the winning classes are awarded minutes and collect these minutes up each week to earn an amount of time on the reward castle course at the end of the half-term.
It is important that pupils are punctual so that they do not miss out on the beginning of each school day. Children must attend on time to be given a present mark for the session.
If a pupil arrives late to school every day, their learning begins to suffer. Below is a graph showing how being late to school every-day over a school year adds up to lost learning time.
1. Attendance and Punctuality Expectations2. Roles and Responsibilities for Attendance3. Systems and Procedures for managing Attendance4. Strategy for Reducing Persistent Absence5. Fixed Penalty Notices6. Attendance contracts and Action planning