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Westover Green Community School

School Attendance

At Westover Green a pupil's attendance is of vital importance in helping them to secure a good education and to access the learning opportunities being made available to them throughout the school day. 

Attendance is tracked and monitored very carefully and the SENCO meets regularly with the school's Educational Welfare Officer.  Children are required to maintain an attendance of ???% and above.  For those children who fall below this level the school will start to follow the school monitoring attendance procedure by writing to parents and inviting them to meetings to discuss their child's attendance.

Where lateness of arrival at school is an issue, letters of encouragement are sent to parents/carers; if poor attendance is the result of an on-going medical matter, a letter to gain consent to approach the GP for confirmation will be issued.  

In extreme cases of continued non-attendance a Penalty Notice will be issued.

Our attendance for the academic year 2016 – 2017 was:

Attendance                    95.3%
Authorised absence         3.3%
Unauthorised absence      1.4%

Term time leave

Term time leave must be requested in writing to the school in advance of the leave via a term time leave request form. Only requests with exceptional circumstances will be considered. Those parents who take their children out of school without prior consent put themselves at risk of receiving a penalty notice.

Attendance Incentives

To recognise and celebrate those pupils who have excellent attendance at school, certificates and prizes are awarded.

  • We have a weekly Attendance League where classes gain points for their attendance and punctuality.
  • A "Class of the Week" certificate is awarded in both key stages to the class who has the highest weekly attendance.
  • The class with the most improved attendance for the week has the use of the Nintendo Wii for for the following week.
  • At the end of each term those children with over 95% attendance, no more than 1 late and no holidays are given a Golden Ticket and a certificate.  The children put their Golden Tickets into a special box and 10 prizes of £10 to spend in Argos are then drawn.
  • Each term those children with 100% attendance are given a certificate and attendance pencil to celebrate their achivements and they become members of the 100% Club.
  • At the end of the academic year the Attendance League winners in both key stages are treated to a morning at Hollywood Bowling. 
  • Also at the end of the academic year those children with 100% for the whole school year are given a certificate, a 100% attendance medal and entered into a draw where the winner gets £100 to spend in Argos.  They are also taken to McDonalds for lunch in a limo.