Lynsted and Norton Primary School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all pupils. Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them.
We aim to:
Requesting a leave of absence
If you are needing to take an unavoidable leave of absence for your child please complete the form below which will be sent to Mrs Adcock our Trust Attendance Officer. She will respond at her earliest convenience.
Our School Day:
8.40 Children are welcomed at the gate, any messages from parents/carers will be passed to relevant staff. Children go straight to their classroom.
8.50 School starts and register is taken. If you arrive after this time, please sign in at the school office. You will be registered as late until 9.20am. If possible, please ring ahead if you know you are going to be late.
9.20 Registers are closed and an unauthorised absence will be recorded
8.50 - 10.30 - Lessons begin
10.30 - 10.45 Morning break
10.45 - 12.00 Lessons
12 - 1pm Lunch break
1pm Afternoon register is taken
1 - 3.15pm - Lessons
3.10pm - School ends for Ducklings (Reception)
3.15pm - School ends for rest of school
Late Arrival at school
If your child arrives late at school, they miss the teacher's instructions and the introduction to the lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed to enter the classroom late.
Minutes late per day: Equals days' worth of teaching lost in a year:
5 minutes 3.4 days
10 minutes 6.9 days
15 minutes 10.3 days
20 minutes 13.8 days
30 minutes 20.7 days
Any child who is late for school will have the minutes they are late entered into their record so that a report can be run for parents to see.
If your child is not in school by 9.15am, a call will be made to find out the reason for their absence. If a message is left and there is no response within 15 minutes, we will call the next contact on the list until we are able to contact someone.
Our Attendance Policy states that all children that arrive late, must report with their parent the the school office where the reason for lateness is recorded. Children are expected to arrive at the time set by the school.
The school year consists of 190 days. The following table shows a guide to the percentage of attendance your child has reached for the school year.
100% - 0 days off school - Perfection
99% - Equates to 2 days off school each year - Excellent
97% - Equates to 5 days off school each year - Good
95% - Equates to 10 days off school each year - Slight concern
90% - Equates to 20 days off school each year - Concerned
85% - Equates to 30 days off school each year - Very Concerned
Our Attendance Policy states that parents have a legal duty to ensure that their children attend school regularly and arrive on time. Regular attendance is essential to their all round development and they should be allowed to take full advantage of educational opportunities available to them in order to make good progress in their learning. Poor attendance undermines their education's attainment and progress and, sometimes, puts children at risk by encouraging anti social behaviour.
If your child is ill, please contact the school office on the first day, and every day thereafter, until they are back to school, by phone (01795 521362), email ([email protected]) or by using Parentmail. When they return to school, please also send a note explaining why they have been absent.
Our Attendance policy states that it is a parent's responsibility to contact the school on the first day their child is absent. This is a safeguarding issue requirement so that all parties know that your child is safe and their whereabouts is known. Parents should regularly update the school and inform the school when their child is returning.
I need to stay home if: I am ready to go back to school when:
Fever Over 37.5degrees - I am fever free for 24 hours without medication
Vomiting in last 24 hours Free from vomiting for at least 48 hours / 2 solid meals
Diarrhoea in last 24 hours Free from diarrhoea for at least 48 hours
I have a rash Free from rash / itching. Been evaluated by a doctor
I have head lice Treated with appropriate treatment, please inform teacher
I have an eye infection Evaluated by a doctor and given treatment if needed
I have been in hospital Released by the doctor to return to school
Trust Attendance Officer: Mrs Amanda Adcock
Tel: 07594 888784