Attendance Reminder

4th October 2021

Dear parents/carers,

RE: Attendance Reminder

We believe that we do amazing and important things every day in school and that every day and every minute matters - that's why we work to ensure that every child has good attendance. We hope you can help us with this goal.

Children's attendance at school is very important so they do not miss out on valuable learning as well as developing relationships with their peers. We closely monitor attendance across the year and we expect it to remain above 95%. Anyone with attendance below 90% is classed as a persistent absentee. As per local authority guidance we are unable to grant children with attendance below 90% authorised time out of school and therefore any child who has attendance below 90% will not have their absence authorised by school without medical evidence or proof of exceptional circumstances.

We work hard to support children and families who are experiencing problems with attending school. If you would like someone to talk to about attendance or need some additional help and advice around your own child's attendance please contact Gemma Robson on 01912630202. We work closely with the North Tyneside Attendance and Placement Team and if needed we are able to request further support from them to find ways to improve individual attendance.

Children whose attendance goes into the Amber at risk zone (below 95%) or the Red danger zone (below 90%) will have their attendance monitored on a weekly basis and from Monday 4th October 2021 parents of children who have attendance in these zones will receive weekly messages via our app/text message to keep you up to date with your child's attendance.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Robson

Learning Mentor