At Willow Primary School, we believe that attending school regularly is important to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all of our children. Everyone in our whole school community takes responsibility for attendance. Attending school regularly means:
The School has an attendance target of 97% and the biggest barrier to achieving our target is holidays taken during term time and children being kept home due to minor colds, coughs and sneezes.
We ask that holidays are only booked during the academy holiday periods.
We do not authorise term time absences and adhere to government and DMBC guidelines with regard to fining.
For further information please refer to the Attendance Policy and the Doncaster MBC guidance (see below).
Children have their attendance monitored in preparation for assembly. In assembly, each class has their attendance percentage from the previous week shared with the school and classes receive a celebration.
At the end of each term, all the children with 100% attendance will receive a certificate. At the end of the year, the children with 100% throughout the whole year will receive a gift voucher.
We are very supportive and welcome parents to contact us if there is a problem. Please keep talking to us!
Lateness is disruptive to ALL children and we know that routine is the key to success to make sure children arrive punctually.
At home, routine is the key to making simple changes for success. Here are a few tips to try with the family:
The Education Welfare Officer constantly monitors the registers and will intervene with all cases below 95% or if lateness is becoming a barrier to progress or welfare.