Hello, I am Mrs Jennings and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Attendance officer here at Lawefield Primary school. Having started in March 2022, I have met many of our families and I look forward to working with you to help maintain your child/ren’s attendance.
My goal is that pupils want to come to school every day, on time and proudly wearing their uniform. By coming to school every day, attainment is improved and so are the opportunities and success in later life.
Our attendance target for the school is 96% and we expect individual attendance to be at least 96% by the end of the school year. This equates to roughly 6 - 7 days of absence. Please support school by helping your child to achieve this.
As parents, we are the ones who make most decisions for our children and whether they go to school or not, particularly at this young age. For this reason, I want parents and families to engage with us in school as much as possible so that we can all work together to attain the best for each of our children in school. We can cope with minor illnesses like coughs and colds and if ever there was problem, we would contact you as soon as possible. I want to encourage that children only take days off when they really are too ill to come to school.
Lawefield Primary School also likes to celebrate outstanding attendance.
Each week, the class with the highest attendance in school displays the attendance trophy in their classroom. The children enjoy receiving the trophy and love to have it on show for the following week. I also update this on Parent Hub each Friday.
At the end of each half term, each child that has 96% attendance and above as well as no late marks will receive a raffle ticket. This raffle ticket will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic prize at the end of the year. The better the attendance and punctuality, the more chances they have to win a prize!
Also, each half term, any child with 96% attendance and no late marks will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two £5 vouchers up for grabs.
I would like to take this opportunity to explain that medical appointments in school time affects attendance so I kindly ask that general, check-up appointments are made before of after school where possible or preferably, in the half term holidays.