Attendance

Attendance

  

I am Nicola Spray, the Education Welfare Officer at Wybers Wood Academy. I monitor attendance of pupils and their punctuality.

School attendance and attainment are closely linked.  I work with parents to ensure children reach their full potential by attending school regularly.

I am here to help and support you in getting your child into school, on time, and ready to learn!

Below you will find detailed the current attendance figures for each class, as well as the “Class of the Week” for the best attendance.

Every Monday we award a cup for the class with the best attendance from the previous week.  The winning class receives special privileges like playing football on Friday.


 

Green, Amber and Red Attendance System

At Wybers Wood Academy our target is:

96.5%

 

 What colour was your class last week?

 

Attendance Figures

 

Did you know...

 

96% attendance is:

  • 8 days absence per year from school

  • the equivalent to 11 weeks missed over 7 primary school years

    95% attendance is:

  • 10 days absence per year from school

  • 70 days or 14 weeks missed from a child's primary school education

    90% attendance is:

  • 19 days absence per year from school

  • 133 days (almost 3/4 of a school year) missed over their primary school career

       

    Class of the Week!

     

    This week's "Class of the Week for KS1" goes to...

     

This week’s “Class of the Week for KS2” goes to..

  

Lateness

 

ARE YOU HERE

             ON

                 TIME

Lateness not only affects your child's education - it doesn't allow them the social time to settle with their friends, they may feel upset or embarrassed, and it disrupts the rest of the class.

Being frequently late for school adds up to lost learning:

                                                                                                                                

 

Registers close after 30 minutes, any pupils attending after that time are classed as unauthorised absence.

 

Leave of Absence

In September 2013, the government released new legislation preventing Head Teachers from authorising term time holidays other than in exceptional circumstances.

We can no longer automatically accept letters from employers as a reason for approval, nor can we accept special offers, holidays as gifts or prizes as reasons to authorise the holiday.

We consider each request individually and cannot approve any leave retrospectively. If you wish to apply for a leave of absence, please complete a form which is available in our office or alternatively, click here to download a leave of absence form.

If the school does not authorise a leave of absence and you take your child out of school, or keep your child off longer than was agreed, the absence will be unauthorised and the local authority may issue a penalty notice. The fine is £60 per parent per child if paid within 21 days, rising to £120 if paid between 21 and 28 days. Non-payment may result in the case being referred for prosecution through the magistrate's court.

 

To assist you with planning any holidays, please find the term dates for this academic year detailed below:

Wybers Wood Academy School Term Dates

School Open

School Close

Tuesday 6th September 2016

Friday 21st October 2016

Monday 31st October 2016

Friday 16th December 2016

Wednesday 4th January 2017

Friday 17th February 2017

Monday 27th February 2017

Friday 7th April 2017

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Friday 26th May 2017

Monday 5th June 2017

Friday 21st July 2017

 

My Contact Details

If you have a query or would like to speak with me, I am contactable via the school office, e-mail, or mobile

Email: n.spray@mpacademy.org.uk

Mobile: 07580 873689