Attendance Information and Support
Good school attendance is vital to providing your child with the best start in life. It is vital in ensuring that pupils get the most our of their school experience, including their attainment, wellbing and wider life chances.
At St Edmund's RC Primary School, we have high aspirations for our pupil attendance and are aiming for a school average of 96% and above.
To support us to reach our goals with attendance, we want to help and support families to ensure their children are in school everyday.
Our Attendance Policy outlines our procedures and is reviewed reguary to ensure it is up to date and matches in school practice.
'Is my child too ill for school?' was published in April 2021 on the NHS website to suport parents to make decisions about whether their child if able to attend school.
All schools have a continuing responsibility to proactiviely manage and improve attendance across their school community. We seek to set high expectations for every pupils, communicate those expectations clearly, analyse data patterns to target improvement efforts and work effectively with parents and the Local Authority to overcome barriers to attendance.
The chart below shows the amount of time lost per year if attendance declines.
Ensuring your child is here every day on time is vital to suporting their academic development and ensuring they start the date with a positive and healthy mindset. The chart below shows how the minutes lost add up to huge amounts of time missing from learning across the school year.
Current COVID guidelines
Please be aware that the NHS current guidelines do not promote testing of children unless families are directed to do so by a medical professional. If you do test and the test is positive, school are following the guidance on the link meaning that your child should remain at home for three days after the day of testing. Please click here for a link to the NHS website.