DFE Guidance for Schools
School Attendance is 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.
The Government expects Schools and local authorities to:
Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence.
Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and act early to address patterns of absence.
Parents to perform their legal duty by ensuring their children of compulsory schoolage who are registered at school attend regularly.
All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.
At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery we understand the impact good attendance and punctuality has on our children’s learning and we believe in rewarding good attendance and punctuality to engage and motivate our children.
Research has shown that missing 10% of the school term or more can have serious implications on children’s future achievements and their ‘life choices’.
Attendance and punctuality remains a high profile in school and with our families.
End of Spring Term Attendance Awards
Well done to those children who received a 100% attendance badge at the end of the Spring Term, in our celebration assembly!