Attendance

Last modified 20/09/2014 13:28

Attendance for 2013/14

Our annual school attendance figure for last academic year was 94.2%! This was increase of 0.9% from 2012/13. A super achievement! This is due to the excellent relationships that exist between home and school.

Our school attendance target for this year is 94.5% - lets believe it and achieve it - together.

 

Attendance

 As you are aware, the National Assembly of Wales and the City and County of Swansea monitor every school’s attendance.  

 There is a very clear link between good attendance and high achievement. Please see below :

95 – 100%

Attendance

 

Best chance of success!

Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity.

 

90-95%

Attendance

 

At least 2 weeks of learning missed

Satisfactory only. Your child may have to spend time catching up with work.

 

85-90%

Attendance

 

At least 4 weeks of learning missed

Your child may be at risk of under-achieving and may need extra support from you to catch up.

 

80-85%

Attendance

 

At least 5 ½ weeks of learning missed

Your child’s poor attendance has a significant impact on their learning.

Below 80%

Attendance

 

At least 7 ½ weeks of learning missed

Your child is missing out on a broad and balanced curriculum. You are at risk of prosecution.

Please make every effort to ensure your child is at school every day unless they are poorly. If your child is going to be absent from school please make contact with the school office on 01792 653186 by 9am.

Where there are concerns with pupil’s attendance, the EWO (Education Welfare Officer) will be informed and formal letters will be issued to the family.

 Punctuality

School starts promptly at 8.50am. It is vital that your child/children arrive at school on time to benefit from the excellent education and teaching that is provided at Pentrechwyth. To school keeps a record of all pupils who are not at school for registration at 8.50am. The school currently keeps a ‘late log’ – this log keeps a record of how many minutes late your child has arrived at school after class registration and how often your child is late.

Where there are concerns with pupil’s punctuality, the EWO (Education Welfare Officer) will be informed and formal letters will be issued to the family.