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Attendance

After carrying out significant research, the Welsh Government is placing strong emphasis on improving attendance levels in all schools.

 

The research carried out clearly shows that the more regularly a child attends school, the more they will learn and achieve. The Welsh Government challenges all pupils to attend for at least 97% of the school year. This would mean that they have no more than 6 days off from school each year.

 

At Gladstone we are committed to providing your child with the best possible education and ensuring they achieve to the best of their ability. Please support us with this by making sure your child attends school on time and every day.

 

We monitor attendance very closely and will contact you if we have a concern. We appreciate that there may be reasons behind low attendance such as authorised holidays or authorised medical appointments which will be taken into account. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s attendance please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Reilly at school, who will be pleased to offer support and advice.

How can you help?

  • Ensure your child is in school every day and on time. Arriving late can be so disruptive for your child and puts them at a disadvantage immediately.

  • If for some reason they cannot be in school, please contact the school office first thing in the morning either by

 

All communication regarding absences must go through the school office.

  • Try to make any medical appointments outside of school hours, or towards the end of the school day. If your child has to have an appointment at the beginning of the day, please bring them into school first so they can have their mark, then collect them just before their appointment time.

  • With the exception of medical appointments, please do not collect your child early from school. Again this is disruptive and means they miss valuable learning time.

  • Avoid taking holidays during term time. 

  • Ensure you keep us updated if you change your telephone number or email address.

  • If your child is struggling and finding it difficult to come to school for any reason, please let us know so we can help and support.

Communication between home and school is vital.

We want to work with you to achieve the best for your child, please engage with us so we can support you.

 

Please click here for the procedures for monitoring and promoting attendance at Gladstone.

  

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