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 averag eis 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.
- 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 the Education Social Welfare Service
Below is our attendance strategy, information about how Fixed penalty Notices are applied and our termly attendance newsletters.