Our Federation is committed to providing a full and efficient educational experience to all pupils. In order to achieve this, good school attendance is essential. Staff do all they can to ensure maximum attendance for all pupils. Any problems that impede full attendance are identified and addressed as a priority.
Staff actively promote and encourage good attendance for all pupils. This is celebrated through assemblies with general attendance figures shared, so that children can see class level and year group level, as well as statistics for the whole school.
Information about how we manage and monitor attendance levels and what support we put in place where a pupil's attendance falls below our expectations of 96% is detailed in our Policy below.
The school gates open at 8.30am across both sites. The junior children must be in school for 8.45am, if they arrive late they will need to come to the Twin Sails office to sign in and be added to their register. The gates into Reception close at 8.40am and for Year 1 and Year 2 children, the gates remain open until 8.50am. If arrival is after this time, please bring your child to the Twin Sails front office, where the office team will sign your child in and ensure they get to their class.
Lateness for anyone, child or adult, can make us feel vulnerable. Walking into a settled focused classroom, trying to catch up with the lost learning and missing out on the vital start of the day opportunities prepared by teachers, contribute to making it harder for a child to feel settled and confident. If this is a regular occurrence, it can have a profound impact on your child's learning and well-being.
If there are concerns about your child's lateness or attendance, the class teacher or administrative team will contact you. Please be open about the challenges you are facing, in order for the school to try their best to support you and your child to improve their attendance.
The NHS have provided this useful document on when your child is well enough to attend school
Attendance Policy - Hamworthy Federation
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The link between attendance and attainment is clear:
- In 2018/19, just 40% of persistently absent children in KS2 achieved expected KS2 standards, compared with 84% of children who were regular attenders.
Regular school attendance can facilitate positive peer relationships, which is a protective factor for mental health and wellbeing.