Attendance

“Regular and punctual attendance is vital to good learning”

Regular and punctual attendance is vital to good learning and is, therefore, given very high priority at Oswald Road.   A positive attitude toward punctuality is an invaluable life skill and a large part of a positive attitude towards learning. Although we are sympathetic to individual family circumstances, we must also be conscious of the impact lateness and absences have on your child’s ability to realise their potential. Our minimum expectation for attendance is 95%.

Helen Allsop manages our day to day attendance and punctuality.  Any absences should be left on our dedicated Absence Line 0161 882 2680.  Lisa Cameron our Children and Families Support Co-ordinator can be contacted on 0161 882 2686.

 

PDFYou can download our Guide to Good Attendance here.

PDFClick here to see our Attendance Policy.

PDFClick here to see our Term Dates for 2016/17.

PDFClick here to view ‘A Parent’s Guide to Managing Sickness Absence from School’.

PDFClick here to view Attendance Guidance for Parents, which answers many FAQs about attendance.

 

% Attendance during one school year Equals days absent Which is approximately weeks absent Which means this number of lessons missed
95% 9 Days 2 Weeks 40 lessons
90% 19 Days 4 Weeks 80 lessons
85% 29 Days 6 Weeks 120 lessons
80% 38 Days 8 Weeks 160 lessons
75% 48 Days 10 Weeks 200 lessons
70% 57 Days 11.5 Weeks 230 lessons

GOOD TIME KEEPING MEANS…

attendance-graphic… making sure your child is at school and ready to learn, before the school bell rings!

Did you know?  Being 15 minutes late each day is the same as missing two weeks of school.

 

Every school day counts….But every minute is equally important!

ATTENDANCE- Sept 2015 – July 2016

Well done everybody!  Last year our overall attendance was 95.7%.

This was so close to our target of 96% that I’m sure we can hit this year. Ofsted want us to aim for 96% or higher.  Can we do it? Yes, we can, if everyone does their best to come to school EVERY DAY and ON TIME.