Attendance at St George's
Improving attendance is a key priority for us at St George's.
We know that there is a direct link between attendance and our children's personal, academic and personal development.
We classify good attendance as above 98%. National average is 96%. That means that any absence above 7 days will cause us concern.
Promoting good punctuality involves a strong partnership and commitment to children. Following expectations were agreed at a Wirral attendance forum in June 2018. We revisit these annually.
- They will attend school regularly
- They will arrive on time, appropriately dressed and prepared for the day
- They will discuss with their parents or class teacher any issues which are affecting their attendance.
- They will encourage their child to attend school and support the school’s policies.
- They will contact the school office when their child is unable to attend and also send in a note to the teacher on their child’s return
- They will ensure their child is appropriately dressed taking account of the school’s uniform policy and is well prepared for the day
- Will provide a safe learning environment
- Will provide a sympathetic response to any child’s or parent’s concerns
- Will keep regular and accurate records of attendance and punctuality
- Will contact parents when a child fails to attend and where no message has been received to explain the absence. Any unexplained absences will be followed up.
- Will encourage good attendance and punctuality through a system of rewards and recognition
- Will refer irregular or unjustified patterns of attendance to Wirral Attendance Service.
Below is our attendance strategy, information about how Fixed penalty Notices are applied and our termly attendance newsletters.