Attendance

Attendance Officer is Miss C Walters.

Our Mission

At North Walsall Primary Academy we aim to provide the very best education for all our pupils and support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academy with everything they need to reach their full potential. We promise to do everything we can to give our children the very best education that gives them the best opportunity to succeed in life.

We recognise the clear link between attendance and the attainment of pupils. We encourage the highest possible levels of attendance for individuals, groups and the pupil body as a whole. To achieve this, all members of our academy community have an important contribution to make.

 

Please click the following link to see the attendance Traffic-Light-System

Attendance Rewards;

  • Class with best attendance to get extra play weekly and dojo points.
  • Class with best punctually, to get extra play weekly and dojo points.
  • Post cards will be sent home to ‘thank’ parents of the effort in improving their child’s attendance.
  • Improved attendance award for pupils who manage a 5% and above improvement on the previous term’s attendance
  • Bronze, Silver and gold system in place.

Bronze for Autumn, Silver for Spring term and Gold for whole year.

Bronze reward will be a prize out the prize box.

Silver reward will be a movie and popcorn in the hall and a prize out the prize box

Gold reward will be a prize out the prize box and a raffle ticket for grand yearly prize draw for a superb prize, which for the last two years have been a Bike.

  • Have an end of year attendance trip for pupils with outstanding attendance.

Absence;

If your child is unable to attend school you must contact the school office on the first day of absence and provide a reason for your child’s absence before 9.00am

  • All pupils attendance is monitored by school staff and the academy Attendance Officer
  • The Attendance Officer  meets weekly with the principal to monitor pupils whose attendance is below 90%
  • Pupils whose attendance is below 90% will be monitored closely and parents/carers will be informed. They will then have a chance to discuss this with the academy Attendance Officer
  • Legal action may be taken by the Local Authority if attendance does not improve sufficiently.

Persistent Absentees:

Pupils with attendance of 90% and below are called Persistent Absentees and are subject to rigorous monitoring. This includes weekly one-to-one meetings with the Attendance Officer using the traffic light system bar charts, where Pupils are encouraged to improve their attendance and move from red to green, this is proving to be successful throughout the academy. We will not routinely authorise absence for these pupils. If their attendance does not improve by working with school they will be refereed to the Education Welfare Services.

  • Lateness:

    It is very important that your child arrives to school on time. School gates open at 8.30am and remain open till 8.45am. If your child arrives at school after 8.45am,   they must be brought to the Derby Street gate for their late mark. Pupils who are late miss an important part of their lesson, as well as disrupting other children. The academy day  starts at 8.45am prompt. Any pupil arriving after this time will be marked with a code L.  Registers close at 9.00am, any pupil arriving after 9.30am will be marked with a code U. This is classed as an unauthorised absence and does affect your child’s attendance and can result in the Education Welfare Service being involved.

    Authorised and Unauthorised Absence:

    For more information regarding Authorised and Unauthorised Absence, please click the following link Attendance-Policy

    If you are considering taking your child out of the academy for a family holiday please see attachment Requesting Leave in Term Time