ATTENDANCE

We expect the highest standards of attendance and punctuality.

All Saints Marsh C of E Academy recognises the importance of excellent attendance and punctuality so that pupils can maximise their achievement in school and can be well-prepared for the demands of the next stage of their education. Research evidence and national statistics link good attendance to the achievement of academic and personal development.

Attendance and punctuality also reflect pupil and parent commitment to achievement and to our school mission ‘To transform children’s lives’.

We encourage all pupils to work towards 100% attendance and set a minimum attendance target of 98% per year.  Excellent attendance is celebrated weekly, half termly, termly and end of year to individuals and classes.

We encourage regular attendance by:

  • providing a caring and welcoming learning environment and learning that is such fun that children will not want to miss it
  • responding promptly to a child’s or parent’s concerns about the academy or other pupils
  • marking registers accurately and punctually during morning and afternoon registration
  • publishing and displaying attendance statistics
  • celebrating good and improved attendance
  • monitoring pupils, informing parents/carers in writing of irregular attendance, arranging meetings with them if necessary

 

Check the table below to see how your child’s attendance compares:

Attendance during one school year

Equals this number of days absent

Which is approximately this many weeks absent

Which means this number of lessons missed

90%

19 days

4 weeks

100 lessons

80%

38 days

8 weeks

200 lessons

70%

57 days

11.5 weeks

290 lessons

Failure to attend school

‘Failure to attend school regularly can have a major impact on young people’s education, their future and their life chances’.

All Saints Marsh Academy has a comprehensive Attendance and Absence in Term Time Policy. Absences are strongly discouraged. The policy is available on request at the Academy Office or you can download it from the Policies section.

Penalty notices may be used as a deterrent to prevent a pattern of unauthorised absences developing.

We encourage regular attendance by:

  • Providing a caring and welcoming learning environment and learning that is such fun that children will not want to miss it.
  • Responding promptly to a child’s or parent’s concerns about the academy or other children.
  • Marking registers accurately and punctually during morning and afternoon registration.
  • Publishing and displaying attendance statistics.
  • Celebrating good and improved attendance.
  • Monitoring pupils, informing parents/carers in writing of irregular attendance, arranging meetings with them if necessary.

Our improving attendance

We are making good progress on improving our overall attendance record. We still have room to improve but thank you to everyone for helping improve this area of school performance over the past 8 years.

  • Our attendance for 2015/2016 96.1%
  • Our attendance for 2016/2017 96.3%
  • Our attendance for 2017/2018 96.4%