Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Attendance

It is vital that we work together to ensure good attendance and punctuality for all of our children. This will help children to develop to their full potential.

Good routines have to be established early and continued throughout a child's school life. If your child is unwell, please contact school on the first morning of illness so that we can record the reason for absence.

If your child is allocated a medical or dental appointment during school time you will need to inform your child's teacher and collect an Authorised Medical Absence slip from the office.

We strongly recommend that children should not be taken out of school during term time and you will be required to complete an Exceptional Absence Form for the attention of the Headteacher if you are thinking of doing so.

Only in exceptional circumstances might absences in term time be authorised as the criteria is very tight. On no account will any request be authorised during the first 2 weeks of term in September, during Y2 assessments throughout May or during Y1 phonics assessments in June.

Here's what the Local Authority want you to know...    

...and they want us to show you this Video

You can download an Exceptional Absence Form here

Here is the link to our Attendance & Punctuality Policy

Dealing with absence

  • Attendance will be monitored to achieve the school target of 97%

  • Attendance below 97% will be closely monitored by school. If attendance continues to fall, parents may be asked to provide medical evidence to support unexplained absences.

  • Attendance falling below 93% will result in a written notification to parents to bring this to their attention and offer support if it is felt necessary. (see our Attendance & Punctuality Policy for our response to poor attendance)

  • Attendance below 90% will be closely monitored by school and the Local Authority. Parents may be invited to a professionals meeting to discuss the reasons for continued absence. The aim of this will be to identify any issues and provide support to ensure the child’s attendance improves.

  • Attendance below 90% may be subject to prosecution.

Great attendance reaps even more rewards!

School promotes and celebrates good attendance throughout the school year. We hold weekly Celebration Assemblies where the class with the best percentage attendance wins a trophy... and they get custody of Bertie the Attendance Bear for the week!

At the end of every term we celebrate those children who have achieved 100% attendance during the term. They get awarded a certificate in assembly and a free pass to one of Sheffield's International Venues.

At the end of the school year those who achieve 100% attendance for the whole year receive a certificate, a voucher, a trophy and attend a very special lunch!