Attendance at Pennington Infant
We value working in partnership with parents in achieving high attendance. The level of attendance & punctuality expected from all our pupils should be at least above 95% with families striving towards gaining 100% attendance for their child. However, there are circumstances where attending school can be impacted through illness and it is the parents duty to report this at the earliest opportunity.
For a child to reach their full educational achievement a high level of school attendance is essential. We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all our pupils/ students and endeavour to provide an environment where all pupils feel valued and welcome. Parents and pupils play a part in making our school so successful. Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled. Parents and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all.
It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to pupils and their parents or carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance. For our children to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital your child is at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectations of any future employer in the world of work. High attainment, confidence with peers and staff and future aspirations depend on good attendance.
Good attendance is important because:
If you do therefore, have an issue with your child’s attendance, for any reason, please contact the school office so that we can work together in improving this.