At Weyford Nursery and Primary Academy, our school values are integral to everything we do and we believe that for a child to reach their full educational achievement, a high level of school attendance is essential.
Our full attendance policy can be found in the policies section of this website.
A request to authorise absence from school due to exceptional circumstances can be made for consideration by our headteacher. Any unauthorised absence from school may be subject to a penalty notice being issued.
At Weyford we offer weekly and termly incentive awards for high attendance marks.
What YOU must do:
What WE will do:
Anyone can be late for school – sometimes…
There is always
These things are nobody’s fault and can happen to anyone.
Frequent lateness is the thing to watch for. Did you know that being 20 minutes late for school every day for a year is the same as missing 3 whole weeks of school!
Effects of lateness
Arriving on time for school sets a good example and provides a very important skill for later life.
One missed school day could be as many as seven missed lesson, as well as time spent with friends and doing extracurricular activities. Lessons build on what children already know and missing one may make tomorrows lesson more difficult.
We know that sometimes our pupils cannot come to school because they are really unwell - and that's the right thing to do for them and other students. Medical advice is clear however that children with mild illness will often be well enough to attend - for example if they have a cough, or cold, without a temperature. The NHS guidance https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/ is designed to support parents in their decision making about mild illness.