This year we want to join Wakefield District with the aim of children coming to school 100% of the time. School attendance is vital to the life chances of children and young people and research suggests that there is a strong link between high attendance and high academic success.
Being in school improves health, wellbeing and socialisation throughout the life course. Children can attend school with mild illnesses and we can closely monitor them and send them home should they start to feel worse.
When children miss school they can often feel like their friends have reformed new friendship groups or they sometimes feel confused as their learning has moved on. A prolonged period of absence is likely to heighten a child’s anxiety about attending in the future, rather than reduce it.
We are here to support you and your family to help ensure that they come to school even when there are challenges. We have many external services that support us so please come and speak to Mrs Hedges (Peace) who leads on attendance, Mrs Fieldhouse or Mrs Banks if you need any type of support. Mrs Fowles can also support further with any mental health barriers when it comes to school attendance.
Please see the newly launched leaflet from Wakefield District which we will be working hard to ensure we follow this approach.
Also, please see the link to our school attendance page on our website which includes our attendance policy.
Thank you for your co-operation.