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Connect Academy Trust Covid-19 Notice to all Visitors and Suppliers

Our schools are minimising the number of visitors they receive, as well as the amount of time visitors spend on the school premises, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. This will help to minimise group mixing and make it easier to maintain social distancing in school.

We expect all visitors to: 1. only visit the school premises if absolutely necessary. Please phone instead, request a call or request an online meeting if possible. 2. not enter the premises if you or any members of your household have symptoms of coronavirus. 3. clean your hands with alcohol gel (provided) when you enter and leave the building. 4. follow the same procedures as those in place for staff, ie social distancing (2m), avoid touching surfaces and do not enter areas of the school without the permission of staff.

Thank you for your support in keeping our pupils, staff and families safe.

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Attendance

Our whole school attendance target is

97.0%

 

In order to reach our target and gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and your child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. It is very important therefore that you make sure your child attends regularly and we need to work together ito achieve this.

 

Why is regular attendance so important?

 

Any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence will seriously affect their learning. Any pupil’s absence disrupts teaching routines so may affect the learning of others in the same class. Ensuring your child’s regular attendance at school is your legal responsibility and permitting absence from school without a good reason creates an offence in law and may result in prosecution.

 

How will we promote regular Attendance?

 

Helping to create a pattern of regular attendance is everybody’s responsibility – parents, pupils and all members of school staff.

 

To help us all to focus on this we will:

 

  • Celebrate attendance through weekly assemblies awarding the attendance shield to best performing class
  • Regular updates on attendance in school newsletters
  • Inform you of your child’s attendance and punctuality rate in their reports at the end of the term.
  • Report to you at Parents Evening on how your child is performing in school, what their attendance and punctuality rate is and how this may be impacting on their attainment.
  • The best whole class attendance will receive a termly reward in the form of a curriculum treat
  • All children achieving 100% and above by the end of the summer term will be entered into a prize draw. The winners, one from each key stage, will be presented with a special prize.

 

We celebrate our attendance in assembly every week. Classes have the chance to win the attendance shield and 'Do the Spartacus!'

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