Catherine Infant School, Ulverscroft Rd, Leicester, LE4 6BY

0116 262 5422

0116 251 1636

admin@catherine-inf.leicester.sch.uk safeguarding@catherine-inf.leicester.sch.uk

Catherine Infant School

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE TARGET = 96.2%               SCHOOL ATTENDANCE TARGET = 96.2%

Here at Catherine Infants School we believe it is vital each pupil attends school every day, on time

to gain the greatest benefit from their education!

Missing School = Missing Out

Regular attendance at school is the most important factor in a child reaching their full potential. Any absence including lateness affects the pattern of a child's schooling and regular absence will seriously affect his or her learning. Each child is expected to be in school 100% which is 190 days in the year. The governments minimum acceptable attendance target for a child is 96.2%, a child who attends 90% means they have missed 4 weeks of their education in one year! 

 

As a parent you are expected to;

  • Ensure your child  attends school everyday
  • Contact school on the first day of absence
  • Make all appointments outside of school time
  • Not take children on visits/shopping trips during school time
  • Never take leave of absence (term time holidays). All holidays will be unauthorised and penalty notices will be issued
  • Bring your child to school on time (8:45am) each day

 

As a school we will;

  • Monitor attendance regularly
  • Monitor pupils arriving late
  • Contact parents when a pupil fails to attend school without a good reason
  • Contact parents when there is a pattern of absences or an excessive number of absences
  • Refer the matter to the schools Education Welfare Officer if attendance is a concern
  • Celebrate good attendance
  • Reward good or improved attendance through class competitions and certificates
  • Work with parents so that together we can work on raising attendance across the school 

 

10 Tips for Parents to help ensure their child attends school regularly;

  1. Help your child to get their book bag ready the night before school
  2. Make sure their uniform is ready for the following day
  3. Make sure your child goes to bed at a reasonable time
  4. Set the alarm clock early enough to allow plenty of time to get ready
  5. Make sure your child has some breakfast
  6. Leave for school with plenty of time to spare so your child is not late
  7. Check to make sure they have everything they need - book bag, drinks bottle etc
  8. If your child is having any problems with their work, speak to the class teacher 
  9. Talk to your child about what they do at school each day
  10. If your child is unhappy at school contact the school straight away

 

Weekly Class Attendance

Week 10th December 2018 - 14th December 2018

Each week the class with the highest attendance in each year will win a class certificate

This weeks winners are:

FS2 - Star 1 - (96.5%)

Year 1 - Comet 3 - (99.3%)

Year 2 - Asteroid 3 - (99.3%)

Class
 

% AttendANCE
 

Star 1 96.5 
Star 2 96.1
Star 3 94.4 
Star 4 95.4 
Comet 1 94.0
Comet 2 94.2
Comet 3 99.3
Comet 4 98.5
Asteroid 1 96.7
Asteroid 2 99.0
Asteroid 3 99.3
Asteroid 4 94.7
Totals 96.6

Our target for each class is a minimum of 96.2%. Please bring your child to school everyday to ensure they are not missing out on vital learning.

The class with the best attendance at the end of each term will receive a surprise class reward!

For more information regarding school attendance please see the documents below:

Name
 Attendance Leaflet.pdfDownload
 LCC School Attendance Leaflet.pdfDownload
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Pupils with good attendance     -     Achieve Better          Feel Happier          Gain Confidence          Make and Keep Friends