Attendance & Punctuality
Number of Days Lost Learning
Overall school attendance has risen by 0.6% to 96.7%, since last year which is the highest it has been in the last 5 years!
As can be seen from the data there has been an increase in the number of days that holidays are being taken in term time. However, there is a reduction in the amount of days lost due to illness and medical appointments.
Malin Bridge Primary wants all children to get the best start to their education and developing great behaviours for later life. Being punctual is one of those behaviours. Being punctual allows children to make a good and settled start to the day, so they can engage in and enjoy their learning. If a child is brought late into school:
- they miss the positive welcome of their teacher and friends
- they miss out on the teacher’s instructions at the beginning of the lesson
- they may feel panicked, awkward and embarrassed when everyone else is settled
- they may interrupt other children’s learning whilst the teacher takes time away from other pupils to explain what is going on in the lesson
This late and unsettled start can impact on the whole of the rest of the day.
We meet every half term with Mr Edwardes, the school’s Education Welfare Officer, to discuss pupils who are being brought to school late on a regular basis. We will be instigating a new Punctuality procedure in school this year of which you can find more details of in the school’s Attendance Policy.
We understand that it can be very stressful getting children to school in a morning and we want to support those parent/carers who are finding it particularly difficult in bringing their children to school on time. Please do not hesitate to come and talk to us in school or contact Mr Edwardes, on 07885972039 if you need any support or advice.
Please see the information below about the ‘Sleep Needs’ of children and young people, and the example timetable of a typical school week, which shows how much we fit into each day!
A typical week at Malin Bridge Primary School: