Trinity All Saints CE Primary School

Growing Together

Headteacher: J Glendinning

Telephone: 01274 564977

School starts at 8.45 a.m. Thank you for arriving on time.       School starts at 8.45 a.m. Thank you for arriving on time.    School starts at 8.45 a.m. Thank you for arriving on time.

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Attendance - SEPTEMBER 2016 TO CURRENT

EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS  IF CHILDREN ARE TO SUCCEED!

 

 Please inform school of absence before 8.45am.

Telephone 01274 564977 or Email attendance@trinity.bradford.sch.uk

 

 Family Holidays

Please do not book family holidays during term time.
Any holiday absense will be unauthorised and you run the risk of being fined by Bradford Authority  risk of being issued with a Penalty Notice from Bradford Council
     
Good Attendance Holiday in Term Time Be on Time
 
Our attendance is improving year on year.

2013/14    95.9%

2014/15    95.97%

 2015/16    96.2%

Sept 2016 to current    96.48% 

 

This information does not include Reception and Nursery children as pupils are not of statutory school age until the term after their 5th birthday.

 Attendance at Trinity All Saints has been improving over the last 5 years. 

Good Attendance is linked with achievement in school, this is why here at Trinity All Saints we consider arriving at school on time and attending every day extremely important.

EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS

Children who come to school regularly are more likely to:

  • Achieve good standards of work
  • Get on well with other children and have good friends
  • Develop positive attitudes to work which will help them later on in life whatever their choice of career may be in adult life

Children who are frequently absent are more likely to:

  • Fall behind in their work
  • Find it difficult to make and keep friends
  • Be unhappy at school
  • Have a poor attitude to work
  • Get involved in crime, drug use and anti-social behaviour

Of course some absences are unavoidable.  If a child is genuinely ill then we understand why he/she needs to stay off school.  We know that parents want the best for their children, and we want to encourage parents to make their child's education a priority, so that at Trinity All Saints C of E Primary School children can achieve their best.  Regular attendance at school is an important part of helping your children to achieve.  Attendance at school has a direct effect on academic achievement, this is particularly marked when our children enter Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 because of Standard Assessment Tasks and Tests and again at upper school because of public examinations.  No pupil should register an attendance score of less than 95%.

Please do all you can to:

  • Ensure your child attends regularly and arrives on time
  • Contact us at an early stage if there are any problems, so that we can seek a solution and support your child effectively
  • Do not allow your child to stay off school for a trivial reason, the absence will not be authorised by school
  • Arrange Doctors/Dental appointments out of school hours.  Your child should attend school on the day of any appointment to minimise the time lost in lessons

SOME SPECIFIC DETAILS RELATING TO ATTENDANCE

Absences

  • Please let us know (by phone) on the first, and fourth days of absence
  • If we have not had a message then we will try to contact you to make sure that your child is safe
  • Put a note in their bag on your child's return to school giving a reason for the absence

Punctuality

  • Punctuality is important.
  • The school day starts at 8.45am prompt.
  • You should aim to be at school for 8.40am so that your child is lined up ready for their class teacher.
  • If your child arrives after the doors are closed, they will be given a late mark.
  • The registers will be closed at 9.00am.  If your child arrives after this time they will be given a late after registration mark which is an unauthorised absence mark for the whole session.

    Holidays

    • Holidays should not be taken during term time and will be actively discouraged.  Holidays in term time are not a right.
    • It is our policy that holidays/extended leave will not be authorised.
    • Holidays must be applied for in advance with at least four weeks notice on a form available from he School Office.  An appointment with the Headteacher is essential to discuss the application.  A copy of the form is then forwarded to Education Bradford
    • If parents choose to take their child/ren out of school for trips or holiday Bradford Council may issue a penalty notice.  This is for £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days.  (This is a total of £240 for a family with two adults and two children).  It will increase to £120 per adult per child if paid after 21 days but within 28 days. Failure to pay the Penalty Notice could result in Bradford Children's Services starting legal proceedings against you.

    Working with the Education Social Work Service (ESWS)

    The Education Social Work Service works with us to try to improve school attendance.  We work together on a 'whole school' approach, such as targeting a year group to improve their overall attendance.  Also, if we feel a pattern of poor attendance may be developing or that parents are not ensuring that their children come to school regularly, we will ask the ESWS for help.  The ESWS aims to work in partnership with families and carers to promote regular school attendance and to enable parents to fulfil their legal responsibilities.

    HOW WE CAN HELP YOU TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S ATTENDANCE

    Offering Support

    If your child has a problem in school please tell us at an early stage.  We will do what we can to help.  We want all children to feel safe and secure in school.

    Good attendance will be rewarded

    Children with a complete attendance record (100%attendance with no late marks) will receive a Certificate at the end of the school year which may be kept to enter into their Upper School Achievement Record.

    Monitoring

    A change in attendance pattern often acts as an early warning to other problems.  Attendance is monitored regularly.  Parents/carers will be informed if their child is in or approaching the danger zone.

     

    If you would like to discuss your child's attendance or the above information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.