Attendance & Punctuality
“Let your light shine.” Matthew 5:16
Why is Good School Attendance so Important?
At Broadbottom CE (VC) Primary School, we aim for all our pupils to attend school regularly so that each child is given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. By law, all children of compulsory school age must receive a suitable full-time education. Once your child is registered at school, you are legally responsible for making sure that they attend regularly. If your child fails to do so, you risk getting a penalty notice or being prosecuted.
Good attendance is a skill for life and attendance has an impact on a child’s whole school experience.
As well as affecting your child’s academic potential, poor or irregular attendance can have an impact on your child’s friendships, self-esteem and confidence.
We work closely with the Local Authority Education Welfare Team. They monitor our pupils attendance and help us to support families who fall below the target.
In line with Tameside expectations on attendance, the target for all pupils at Broadbottom is 97%.
Please ensure that medical appointments are arranged during the school holidays or after the school day. On the rare occasion that you may have to take your child out of school, for medical reasons, you are required to produce an appointment card, otherwise the absence is marked as unauthorised, which will affect your child’s attendance record.
All holidays taken during term time will be unauthorised and a fine issued if this exceeds 10 sessions (5day).
All procedures regarding attendance are followed in accordance with the Local Authority Attendance Measures.