At Nightingale Primary School we are committed to establishing a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment, where the education and welfare of pupils is given the highest priority.
For a child to reach their full educational potential a high level of attendance is essential. Parents/carers and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all. It is our duty to strive for 100% attendance for all children.
For your child to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital that they are at school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for absence is unavoidable. The routines that children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same as the expectation of any future employer in the world of work.
Good attendance is important because:
It is important that your child arrives at school on time at the start of the day and for all sessions. The start of the day/session is used to give out instructions, is an opportunity for children to receive feedback and edit work or attend school assemblies. If your child is late they may miss time with their teacher, cause disruption to the lesson for others or be late for the school assembly, all of which can be extremely embarrassing for them and can lead to possible further absence.
The school day begins when the doors open at 8:45am and pupils are expected to be in school at this time. Morning registration takes place in class at 8:55am when the main doors close. Children arriving after this time will be recorded as late and will need to be signed in at the main office by a member of the senior leadership team.
Pupils who are consistently late are disrupting not only their own education but also that of the other pupils. On-going and repeated lateness is considered as unauthorised absence and will be subject to legal action – full details are available in the Attendance Policy.
High attainment, confidence with peers and staff and future aspirations all depend on good school attendance. The foundation for good attendance is a strong partnership between the school, parents/carers and the child.
To promote good attendance we:
My child is trying to avoid coming to school. What should I do?
We can’t teach your child if they’re not in school!
To view our attendance policy please click here: