Attendance and Behaviour
Attendance Matters. Every Child...Every Day
Attendance is a national priority. All children deserve the right to attend school regularly to ensure they are able to access the full education that we offer, which enables them to achieve their full potential.
As a school, we are highly committed to working together with families to provide challenge and support. We monitor attendance every 3 weeks, and it is our duty to highlight to parents the relationship between attendance and achievement - we do this with phone calls, a letter or to invite you to a meeting.
- Bring your child to school one time every day. Being late can mean that your child misses out on key information at the start of the day
- If your child is too unwell to attend, please call the School Office every day of absence
- Holidays in term time cannot be authorised - however, please complete an absence request form so we know where your child is and that they are safe.
- Please let your class teacher know of anything that might be impacting on your child not wanting to come to school, so that we can work together to support them and you.
If your child is being collected by someone new, please email the School Office and this will be passed to the Class Teacher.
Positive Behaviour - Growing Independence & Citizenship
Children are supported to develop as responsible and active citizens within the school community. There expectations are reflected in our 'ASPIRE' - the characteristics with all of our children should aspre to throughout school life. Children are rewarded for demonstrating these behaviours and characteristics.
Our school rules also follow the ASPIRE expectation
Aspire - aim high
Supportive - be a team player
Positive - have a positive attitude
Inclusive - be tolerant and kind
Respectful - be polite and considerate
Enthusiastic - work hard
Children at Hamworthy Park Junior School - School Houses and House Points
At Hamworthy Park Junior School, we are proud of our house system. We have four houses and your child will be placed in a house when they start.
We have house events such as Sports Day and house points are earned for following the school ethos. Each week, these are added to the house points earned by the whole house across the school and celebrated in a special assembly every Friday.
Each term, the winning house is awarded a celebratory treat.