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At Rosehill Infants and Nursery, we are committed to ensuring that each of our children gets the best possible start to life. One way that we can do this is through ensuring regular school attendance.

 

For our children to achieve their full potential, regular school attendance is vital. We encourage parents and children to understand that ‘School Attendance Matters'.

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We want all of our children to have excellent attendance and arrive in school on time. As a school we strive to achieve a goal of at least 96% attendance.

 

Our school runs a number of initiatives to support our ethos of 'School Attendance Matters' such as :

  •  Each week our Class Attendance Trophy is awarded to the class with the best attendance.

  • Throughout the academic year we hold a number of attendance celebration events for children achieving attendance over 96%.

  • At the end of the academic year we hold our Year End Attendance Celebration.  Children with outstanding attendance receive a special award (in 2018/19 our children were awarded with sporting themed prizes and those with attendance over 99% received new scooters!)

 

Our Attendance Policy is reviewed on a regular basis and we work closely with third party agencies (such as the Education Welfare Services) to support those families that may be struggling to achieve good attendance.

 

We would urge all our families to take the time to familiarise themselves with our Attendance Policy (available on our website or from our school office) to ensure you are fully aware of the role you play in ensuring good attendance and also the consequences of poor attendance.

Persistent absence and lateness can have a detrimental affect on your child's progress and attainment.  As you can see from the table below, once a child's attendance drops to a certain level they will find it harder to catch up with their friends. 

 

At Rosehill Infants and Nursery School we ask that all parents/guardians contact the school (telephone 229229) to report their child's absence.  If parents/guardians have not made contact with the school our School Attendance Officer will contact them to establish the reason for absence. 

 

Our school works very closed with the Education Welfare Officer, located at Derby City Council, and they may decide to take further action with families of children with persistent absence.  This may include the issue of fines and/or court proceedings.

 

If your child’s attendance is …….

They will miss this many days of school in a year

Which means ...

100%

0 days

Good Progress!

Your child has a flying start and the best chance of success!

95%

9.5 days

90%

19 days

Worrying Progress!!

Your child will find it harder to make progress and may fall behind.

85%

28.5 days

80%

38 days

Concerning!

Your child will find it hard to catch up and the gap between them and their friends will widen!

75%

47.5 days

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