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Beanfield Primary School

Attendance

Attendance

At Beanfield we recognise that attending school regularly and on time has a positive impact on learning, progress and therefore the best life chances for our children’s success.

Therefore we must ensure that attendance and punctuality are the highest they possibly can be in order to prepare our children for their future adult life.

There is an  expectation of  97% attendance for children who attend Beanfield Primary School

It is the responsibility of everyone in our school community, parents, staff, governors and children to ensure that they achieve this. Therefore we constantly monitor and review the attendance of all our children.

We encourage excellent attendance and punctuality for all our children by offering support and guidance if required through An Early Help Assessment.

Children that achieve 98% and above attendance without being late are entered in a prize draw, the draw will take place three times a year, once at Christmas, once at Easter and the final draw will be in July.

The class with the highest attendance in Key Stage 2 during the academic year will also enjoy a fun filled day out to Wickstead Park. Joining them will be the children from the class with the least amount of late arrivals, plus the children who have had 100% attendance over the year and no lateness.

The class with the highest attendance in Key Stage 1 will have a party afternoon with ice cream and fun activities.

The process of education is life long and we build on what we already know and therefore if children are absent without an authorised reason they are affecting their future.

Each year there are 190 school days which leaves 175 days for shopping, birthday treats, non urgent medical appointments and holidays. We do not authorise any holidays in term time.

 We are aware that children attend school from all over the town of Corby many walk but some rely on public transport.

However, parents have a legal responsibility to ensure that their child is not late for school, which is very disruptive.

Minutes late per day

Equivalent of missing

5 Minutes

3.4 school days a year

10 Minutes

6.9 school days a year

15 Minutes

10.3 school days a year

20 Minutes

13.8 school days a year

30 Minutes

20.7 school days a year

As a school we operate  a late desk and if your child is late due to exceptional circumstances then no action will be taken.

Nonetheless if your child is persistently late you will be invited into school to discuss the issue with a member of  the Wellbeing Team and set a target to reduce lateness. 

There is clear evidence that any absence from school can and will have an impact on a child's attainment. It is therefore important that schools maintain good attendance levels and that parents support this by ensuring their children attend school regularly.  At Beanfield we have a robust Attendance and Punctuality Strategy in place to ensure your child’s attendance is the best it possibly can be.

Reporting an Absence

School must be notified at the earliest possible convenience of a child’s absence by calling 01536 262000.  School must be notified on each day of your child’s absence.  The Wellbeing Team will complete home visits to all children who are absent without explanation, or to families which are of a concern to the team.

Attendance matters

Penalty Notice Update

Published on Wednesday 10th May 2017

Brooke Weston Trust Academies and the Local Authority are continuing to work together to reduce the amount of leave taken in term time by issuing Penalty Notices under Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996 (amended regulations 2013).

Parents need to be aware that as of Monday 25 April 2016, NCC changed their Code of Conduct which meant a Penalty Notice could be issued for 5 days of absence (10 sessions). This was placed on hold while the Isle of Wight case was heard. As the outcome is now known, NCC are implementing the Code of Conduct with immediate effect.

There is clear evidence that any absence can and will have an impact on attainment. It is therefore important that schools maintain good attendance levels and that parents support this by ensuring their children attend school regularly. Whilst parents/guardians can provide explanations for absences, it is at the Academy’s discretion as to whether the absence will be authorised or unauthorised.

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