Attendance and Punctuality
Research shows that children who attend school regularly and on time are most likely to be more successful in their exams, careers and adult life. Days off school add up to lost learning:
Our Attendance Team:
- Miss D Maudsley – Headteacher
- Miss K McSteen – Assistant Headteacher
- Mrs L Wooding – Welfare and Child Protection
- Mrs C Poole – Attendance and Punctuality Officer
- Local Authority - EWO
The local authority expect schools to achieve 97% for a whole school year.
Celebrating Good Attendance at St.John's
Class Piggy Banks
Each week in Assembly, we look at our whole school attendance and the attendance for each class. This is presented on a bar chart and the aim is to get on or above the 98% line. For those classes who reach this target and succeed, a gold coin representing £5 is added to their class piggy banks. Then, at the end of the academic year, each class has the opportunity to spend their piggy bank money and celebrate!
Weekly Raffle Prize Draw
During our weekly assembly, those children who have had 100% attendance for the week are entered into a raffle prize draw. Miss Maudsley reveals the winner and they receive a special attendance prize.
Termly Attendance Celebration Assembly
Every term, we celebrate those children who have 100% attendance for the whole term. We also take this as an opportunity to award those children with improved attendance and punctuality. Children receive stationery packs, books and other special prizes.
Children's Attendance Records
The pupils in St.John's know the importance of attending school every day. They each have their own personal attendance records which are laminated and kept in their trays. During registration time each morning and afternoon, whilst the class teacher takes the register, each pupil completes their own record. Class teachers give their own additional attendance rewards based on the completion of these records.
Important changes to Attendance Legislation (Please Read):