Raising attendance at Sutton Park Primary School

Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all pupils can fulfil their potential, is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – pupils need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school.

DFE November 2016

TargetOur target = 96%

School Incentives

In school we are currently running a range of incentives and even more after Easter 2017 to encourage the children to improve their attendance.

These incentives include

  • Weekly class attendance points
  • Half termly prizes for 100% attendees
  • A half termly attendance league table for classes across the school
  • Half termly prizes for every child achieving 100%
  • 100% raffle at the end of the year! 

How we can help!

If you are finding that you`re having difficulties with your child and their attendance then please contact the school.

We are able to offer support to assist you and your child and ultimately get their attendance improved.

This might include

  • Meeting with class teacher
  • Working with Miss Williamson our Pastoral Inclusion Manager
  • A visit from the senior leadership team to talk to your child at home 

Supporting families further

To support families with attendance, we are introducing a levelling system:

Level 1: Pupils whose attendance is between 88-92% will be provided with an attendance monitoring card. This will be stamped daily by Miss Pinder and/or Miss Williamson for two weeks. If attendance does not improve, we will move on to level 2.

Level 2: Parents/Guardians of pupils, whose attendance is between 83-87%, will be invited to attend a meeting with Miss Pinder and Miss Williamson to discuss reasons for absence and a support plan will be actioned. If attendance does not improve, we will move on to level 3.

Level 3: Parents of pupils whose attendance is 82% and below will be contacted by the Education Welfare Officer (EWO). This can result in the Local Authority taking legal action.


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