Year 5 and 6 – SAM (School Attendance Matters) Award

This week commencing 03/04/17, Classes 5 and 6 have been rollerblading as they won the SAM attendance award last half term.  A fantastic time was had by all.  Some children were confident in doing twirls and tricks, whilst others were a little apprehensive - but it didn’t matter because everybody had a smile on their face by the end! If nothing else, this treat showcased what a kind, caring and helpful group of children we have at Christ Church - it was fantastic to see children helping those less confident and picking others up when they had fallen.

Our children really were a credit to our school. Well done! Remember – school attendance is extremely important in order for our children to make the progress they deserve. Attending every day will help your child’s class receive one of our exciting SAM awards next half term.

 

Attendance Reports and Targets  2016-2017  Summer 2016

 

Absence (% of sessions missed)

 

 

2014

2015

2016

Nat all pupils

3.9

4.0

3.9

All pupils (162)

5.4

5.4

4.1

FSM (87)

6.5

7.2

5.0

Non FSM (72)

4.1

3.7

2.6

Boys (84)

5.8

5.8

4.0

Girls (78)

4.9

5.0

4.1

EHC / Stat (2)

7.1

6.2

1.2

SEN support (28)

5.3

5.3

4.6

No SEN (131)

5.3

5.4

3.9

 

 
                            

Persistent Absence (% of sessions missed)

 

 

2014

2015

2016

Nat all pupils

-

-

8.8

All pupils (162)

-

-

11.1

FSM (87)

-

-

16.1

Non FSM (72)

-

-

2.8

Boys (84)

-

-

10.7

Girls (78)

-

-

11.5

EHC / Stat (2)

-

-

0.0

SEN support (28)

-

-

14.3

No SEN (131)

-

-

9.9

 

 

 

Below shows interventions we carry out to help improve attendance:

  • Fortnightly meeting between attendance officer and EWO
  • Letters sent to parents to raise initial concerns of attendance
  • Tracking of attendance of groups of pupils per half term
  • Regular reports to Governors from headteacher
  • KPOW
  • School Attendance Matters (SAM) award
  • Court orders issued
  • Text messages sent on the day of absence
  • Contact with parents if no response to text message
  • Attendance panels (8 pupils)
  • Prosecution

 

What next?

  • Raise the profile of the class attendance officers and meet weekly with headteacher in order to develop ownership of their roles.
  • Impact of interventions tracked / case studies developed

 

Targets for 2017

 

Group

Target

Whole school absence

3.9%

FSM absence

4%

SEN absence

3.9%

Whole school persistent absence

8.5%

FSM PA

10%

Girls PA

9%

SEN PA

9%

 

Contacting school to report your child absent -

 

If your child is going to be absent for whatever reason please ensure you contact school by 9am in order for the registers to be updated and the absence recorded. Failure to do so will result in school staff accessing all contact numbers you have provided for your child to try to ascertain why your child is not in school. Thinking about our children’s safety, school may visit the family home and if necessary the Police will be contacted if all attempts to locate the child have been exhausted.

 

We hope we have your commitment to this matter.

 

The contact details for school to report your child absent are 350792 or text 07786 208896.