Attendance at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School
At Wallsend Jubilee Primary School we believe that regular and punctual attendance at school, are key elements in promoting children’s learning and attainment. Only by regular attendance can children access the quality education that is offered at our school. We expect all children to attend every day when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so.
The Government guidelines state that all children are expected to have an attendance of at least 96%.
If a child is absent parents MUST
- Contact school by 9.15am on day of absence Telephone 0191 8141601, which also has a 24 hour answering machine
- Call into the school office to report the absence
If no reason is received, we will attempt to make contact by text/phone or parent mail APP. If no response is received consideration will be given to us doing a home visit or contacting the Police. An absence will be unauthorised if no contact is made with us.
Wherever possible ALL medical appointments must be made out of school hours. Doctor/Dentist or Optician appointments can be made at times convenient to the child and we encourage you to make these outside of school hours. However, where this is not possible, medical appointment letters/cards must be given to the office so they may be copied.
All time taken outside statutory school holidays will be unauthorised by the school, unless in exceptional circumstances (see Policy). Remember children have 175 Non-School days in a year in which to spend time with family, visits, holidays, shopping, celebrating birthdays etc. Any requests for term-time holiday should be put I writing to the Headteacher detailing the dates involved.
Attendance Certificates and Rewards.
Each month the class with the overall highest attendance will be recognised during our special achievement assembly. In addition to this they’ll receive a certificate to display in their class and a ‘golden ticket’ which fast tracks them into lunch first, for one day.
Every Friday each pupil who has 100% attendance for that week will receive an ‘awesome attendance’ ticket. The tickets are put in a box and during our weekly special achievement assembly 3 tickets are drawn, the winners can choose a prize.
At the end of each term all children who have 100% attendance that term will receive a certificate in our special assembly.
Covid 19 Restrictions: During this time we will award a weekly certificate to the class with the highest attendance %. At the end of every month, the class with the highest attendance % will receive a golden ticket which enables them to choose a reward. Children who have 96% and above or 100% attendance for a half-term will receive an individual certificate. Absence due to Covid 19 illness or isolating does not affect a child’s attendance %.
WJPS Attendance Policy and Leaflet available on the school website