Welcome to the information page on Attendance and Punctuality.
At Queenswell Junior School we are committed to raising attendance levels.
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Latest Guide for Parents from the Barnet Education Welfare Team, May 2017:
Making sure your child attends school and is punctual, is the first step you can take to help your child’s education, helping to maximise their learning.
It is essential that children attend school and maintain a pattern of good attendance throughout their school career. The link between attendance and attainment in school is clear. It is widely recognised that good attendance at school is a key factor in raising attainment and for improving future life opportunities for young people.
Every day really does matter, if your child misses school, they are missing out on learning. Help your child to achieve and become the best they can be – make sure they come to school every day and make sure they arrive on time!
Here is our ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY POLICY which tells you what we are doing on areas of Attendance and Punctuality and what we expect from you as Parents/Carers. Please take time to read this.
We reward classes with good attendance and punctuality, weekly the class with the best attendance will get extra playtime! At the end of every month we will publish here the class with the best Attendance and Punctuality and they will receive a treat for the class!
BEST ATTENDANCE – CLASS 3VP – 97.7%
BEST PUNCTUALITY – CLASS 5JS – 2 lates
100 Club – at the end of every term, children with 100% attendance and 100% punctuality will be rewarded during assembly with a certificate and sticker. The winners for Spring Term 2018 will be listed on the Attendance Noticeboard in the reception area of the school at the end of term.
At the end of the school year, children who have achieved 100% attendance and 100% punctuality throughout the whole year, will be rewarded during a Prizewinners assembly with a special badge and certificate! Also in the pipeline is an extra special reward – watch this space!
If your child misses school without good reason and their attendance becomes a problem, you can expect to be contacted by an Education Welfare Officer (EWO), who visits our school every two weeks to check attendance and punctuality.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s attendance, please contact Mrs Eady (Attendance Officer) on 020 8445 2056 Ext:1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gov.uk website provides guidance for parents on their responsibilities for getting their children to attend school.