Mrs Tubb and Mrs Graham
Meet our attendance team who do their very best to ensure children are in school and on time. If you would like to discuss your child's personal attendance or have any queries, please contact one of our team who would be happy to help.
Why is regular school attendance important?
Leasowe Primary School works closely with children and parents in connection with attendance so that each child can achieve their full potential.
By law, all children of compulsory school age (five to sixteen) 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.
You also need to think about the negative impact upon the following:
- their learning
- their friendships
- their self-esteem and confidence.
Leasowe Primary monitors the attendance of every child in the school and works in partnership with our Schools Educational Welfare Officer. Together we work and support those children and their families who are not attending school without sufficient reason.
It is very important that you contact the school, on the first day of absence, to let us know that you child is ill. Our school number is 0151 638 1126.
90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:
- one half day each week
- nearly four weeks every school year
- over one school year in a school career
Our school's target for this academic year is 95%
Timekeeping is also important in the education of your child.
If your child is persistently late then they are missing out on important start of lesson.
School doors open at 8:45am and will close at 9:00am promptly.
If you arrive after this time, please report to the main school office where your child will be given a late mark. Registration will close at 9:15am; any child who arrives after this time will be marked as absent.
Timekeeping is also important in the education of your child. If your child is persistently late then they are missing out on important assemblies as well as the start of the lesson.
We work closely with our Educational Social Welfare Officer to monitor each child's punctuality; parents who persistently bring their children to school late may be issued penalty notices.
Traffic Light Letters
These letters are issued each term and detail your child's current attendance.
Letters are colour coded to match our attendance traffic lights.
Green Letter -95% attendance and above. Best chances of success, FANTASTIC!
Amber Letter - 90% to 94% attendance. NEED FOR SOME IMPROVEMENT. Attendance monitored by Headteacher weekly.
Red Letter - 89% and below. Poor with serious concern. DANGER ZONE PERSISTENT ABSENTEE. Panel meetings will be called to address issues and provide support to improve.
Support and Advice
If you require any support or advice with attendance and punctuality, please contact the main office to arrange an appointment.
Children may not take family holidays during term time. Children whose attendance is below target, parents will be asked in for a meeting to discuss ways in which to improve attendance.
Pupil attendance is vital to a successful education in primary school as this is the foundation for lifelong learning.
Missing lessons makes it more difficult for your child to make good or better progress as they will have gaps in their learning. In an attempt to motivate pupils to increase their attendance we have decided to run an ATTENDANCE INCENTIVE giving all those pupils with an attendance of 100% each week, a raffle ticket (every Friday) We will then draw the raffle each term.