At John Clifford School, we celebrate high levels of attendance and a good level of punctuality. The children love coming to school and they are supported in their development through access to quality teaching and learning and a varied and rich curriculum. This policy applies to all children registered at John Clifford School and it is available to all parents/carers through our school website. It is written to adhere to the relevant Children Acts, Education Acts, Regulations and Guidance from the Department for Education in addition to guidance from the Local Authority. John Clifford School fully recognises its responsibilities to ensure that all pupils are in school and on time and able to maximise their progress.
Although parents/carers have the legal responsibility for ensuring their child’s regular attendance, the Headteacher and Governors also work together with other professional agencies to ensure that all pupils are encouraged and supported to develop good attendance habits. Procedures in this policy are followed to ensure this happens.
Strategies for Celebrating Excellent Attendance and Punctuality
To help all children achieve the best attendance possible, we:
- Celebrate classes who achieve 100% attendance for the week.
- Celebrate children who attain 100% attendance for the term.
- Celebrate children who attain 100% attendance for the academic year.
We are aware that some children may find it difficult to always achieve 100% due to serious medical reasons and sensitivity is applied where necessary.