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Northwood Primary School places a high priority on attendance and punctuality which is encouraged, praised and rewarded. We aim to raise the awareness of the benefits of good attendance, reduce absenteeism and promote regular and punctual attendance in school. Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable children to extend their potential. Attendance patterns are monitored weekly and we seek to work actively with parents to ensure a regular pattern is maintained. We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.
We are looking forward to a successful year in attendance following on from the
Achievements of 2014/2015 when our attendance increased by 0.9% on the previous academic year, school days lost to unauthorised holidays reduced by 0.4% and illness reduced by almost 1%.
Throughout this year we will continually strive to achieve our attendance target of 96% and we are confident that with your support, we can do this!
To encourage our pupils to have the best attendance possible, we have the following reward systems in place:
Weekly Attendance & Punctuality Rewards
Classes with 100% attendance in any 1 week are allowed to wear their own clothes for school the following Monday. A special postcard is sent home to parents so that the good news can be shared and the class receive a Gold attendance certificate. If a class achieves 95%+ attendance they receive a silver certificate. Classes with the best punctuality each week are awarded a certificate. Certificates are given out during assemblies on Fridays.
Every Friday, children who’ve achieved 100% attendance and have been on time every day for the entire week, are entered into a raffle to win aprize from Mrs Pettit’s box.
Half Termly Attendance Rewards
During our half termly attendance assemblies, children with 100% attendance receive a gold certificate and a gift and are entered into a raffle to win a cool prize. Certificates and shopping vouchers are awarded to children with most improved attendance and punctuality. Our top attending classes are announced and are presented with certificates, the attendance cups and details of their special prize e.g. an animal workshop, pizza party, circus skills workshop etc... Children who achieve between 96 and 99% attendance receive a silver certificate in class.
Annual Attendance Rewards
During our annual attendance assemblies, children with 100% attendance receive a gold certificate, special treat and are entered into a raffle to win a large prize. Certificates and shopping vouchers are awarded to children with most improved attendance and punctuality. Our top attending classes are announced and are presented with certificates, the attendance cups and details of their special party prize. Children who achieve between 96 and 99% attendance receive a silver certificate in class.
For details of the many incentives and rewards we offer for good attendance and punctuality at Northwood Community Primary School, take a look at our fortnightly newsletters. You’ll find details of our attendance winners in our weekly attendance update section and our
half termly attendance newsletters.
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About this departmental advice
This is advice from the Department for Education. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance and plan the school day and year. The document also provides information about the interventions available to address pupils’ poor attendance and behaviour at school. It would be helpful to read this alongside the statutory guidance on parental measures for school attendance and behaviour