Attendance

We want all children to attend school every single day. Great attendance helps pupils to make great progress and prepares them for the next stage in their schooling and for their future adult careers where punctuality and good attendance are of utmost importance.

Our St Helen's Primary Academy Attendance Policy can be found here

Our School Term Dates can be found here

We are currently reviewing our Attendace policy inline with veiws sought from parents regarding rewards etc.

All holidays are unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. This is in line with government legislation. You may be subject to a fine when taking children out of school during term time. Please try to book holidays during the allocated school holidays.

Please check out the government website to see how low attendance can affect your child’s education.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/short-breaks-damage-young-peoples-futures

Punctuality

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MEASURES ARE IN PLACE TO SUPPORT PUNTUCALITY DUE TO THE STAGGERED START TIMES DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC (UPDATED SEPTEMEBR 2020)

Children are greeted on the yard or at the classroom door by the class teacher at 8.40 am. The school day starts at 8.45 and all pupils enter school at this time. Registers close at 9am. Pupils arriving after 9am are considered late. Pupils arriving after 9am should attend the school office with a parent/carer, who is required to complete a late form to explain the reason for lateness.


Attendance Lead and Education Welfare

St Helen's Primary Academy has an Attendance Lead, Kelly Leishman and an Education Welfare Officer, Jill Walsh. Kelly and Jill will monitor attendance, do home visits, manage attendance meetings and make referrals to the Education Welfare Service but more importantly support families to understand the importance of attending school.


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