At Fosse Mead Primary Academy we believe that …
We want to see all our pupils with 95% or above attendance
There is a clear link between attendance and achievement. Whenever a child misses school they miss out on important learning. This time can never be caught up. Regular attendance is the most important factor in a child reaching their full potential. 90% attendance actually means that your child has been away from school for half a day every week! If your child has 90% attendance for a whole year that means that they have had nearly 4 whole weeks off school in a year! That equates to 95 days or 80 lessons!
Attendance Policy 2023-2024
FMPA – TMET Attendance Policy v2.1
Our target for this year’s overall attendance is 96%
Parents, you have to help us to achieve this.
Attendance does matter. This table illustrates the impact of absence and how it affects your child’s learning.
|Attendance during one school year
||Equals days absent
||Which is approximately weeks absent
||Which means this number of lessons missed
We promise to:
- Celebrate the best class attendance in KS1 and KS2 each week in assembly.
- Award certificates to pupils with 100% attendance + good punctuality at the end of the each term and at the end of the year.
- Reward the best KS1 and KS2 class each half term with a prize up to the value of £50 for their class.
- We will support you in promoting good attendance and punctuality.
- We will do our best to contact you on the first day of an absence by telephone.
- We will contact you regularly until your child returns to school.
- We will contact you if we have any concerns over attendance and punctuality.
- We will also contact you by letter if we have not been given a reason for absence.
- We will be there for you if you contact us about issues that may be impacting on your child’s attendance. We will do our best to support you and find a solution to the problem.
- We will closely monitor any child whose attendance falls below 95%.
- We will hold a legal panel meeting with the local authority Educational Welfare Officer where children have ongoing attendance issues
What should you do?
Bring your child to school every day on time – gates open at 8.40am
Contact us on 0116 251 9261 if your child has to miss school
Tell us as soon as possible if you have a problem that might affect your child’s attendance.