At Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Primary our school target for attendance is 97.5%
Weekly attendance information is published in the newsletter.
A good education gives a child the best possible start in life. We must ensure that all our pupils have an equal chance to make good use of the education that the school offers by providing a positive and encouraging atmosphere. To achieve this, it is important that each child attends school regularly and punctually. When a child does not attend school regularly and on time they will have difficulty keeping up with their work and will therefore underachieve.
The school recognises that parents have a vital role to play in supporting and encouraging good attendance and punctuality. By accepting responsibility in partnership with the school, we can work together to ensure the children’s right to a full education, as well as enabling parents to fulfil their legal responsibility.
Not only does lateness make a bad start to the day, arrival after 9:30am is considered half a day’s absence. All lateness/attendance is recorded and monitored by the school and the Education Welfare Officer.
At Ss Peter & Paul School, we believe that it is very important that a spirit of trust and co-operation is built up between teachers, parents and pupils. This agreement sets out some of the specific ways in which we can all play our part to achieve this positive atmosphere. It is not a contract, but it expresses the willingness and commitment of all concerned to work together for the benefit of all pupils in the school.
To demonstrate this commitment, parents are asked to read and sign the agreement.