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to Harvington C.E First & Nursery School

Welcome to our school. We hope you enjoy your visit. Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Helen Fishbourne, Deputy Headteacher & Deputy Safeguarding Lead - Becky Enstone. SEND Lead: Helen Fishbourne.

Attendance

We aim for the highest possible attendance, at least 97%.

Below, are examples of how attendance is impacted upon by school absence.

 

Student attendance over one school year

98% attendance = approximately 4 days absent from school

95% attendance = approximately 10 days absent from school

90% attendance = approximately 4 weeks absent from school

85% attendance = approximately 5 ½ weeks absent from school

80% attendance = approximately 7 ½ weeks absent from school

 

Student attendance over 5 years

85- 90% attendance = similar to having half a year off school

80% attendance = similar to having a whole year off school

 

Parents may not be aware of the impact school absence has. When children are absent from school it means they miss out on valuable learning and friendship opportunities. Teachers will have to then focus on gaps in learning and this can mean that learning support is re-directed or that a teacher’s focus is taken away from the class to bridge individual gaps in learning.

 

Attendance figures are analysed closely by Ofsted during their inspections and can thus impact on the overall school grading given. Outstanding schools are expected to have high levels of attendance.

 

We aim to support by parents by giving out term dates as early as possible, in the July before the next academic year starts. We would appreciate it if families think carefully about the impact of unauthorised absences on our school community and as advised by Government, take their holidays outside of term time.

 

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