Supporting Good Attendance
At Brambles, our first step in supporting attendance is to have regular contact with parents/carers on the school gates and playground at the start and end of every day and with phone calls and home visits. We keep parents/carers up to date with their child’s attendance through half termly text messages. We encourage good attendance with the children through rewards and recognition; every class take part in our weekly attendance competition and prises in assembly. We also recognise individual pupil effort for 100% attendance with entry into a half termly draw for toy shop vouchers. At the start of each academic year, we ask parents/carers to sign a Good Attendance Home School Agreement (link below).
The overarching approach to attendance at Brambles is through our Attendance Graduated Responses. We regularly review the attendance of all children of compulsory school age (5-15 years) using our School Age Attendance Graduated Response in order to ensure they are attending as fully as possible. Our Attendance Graduated Response is based on the previous half term’s absence with consideration of pastoral needs and significant medical factors.
Pre-5 Attendance Graduated Response
When children are considered compulsory school age
A child of compulsory school age at the beginning of the 1st term after their 5th birthday, so:
- Children who turn 5 between 1st January and 31st Match will be of compulsory school age at the beginning of the school term after 31st March;
- Children who turn 5 between 1st April and 31st August will be of compulsory school age at the beginning of the school term after 31st August;
- Children who turn 5 between 1st September and 31st December will be of compulsory school age at the beginning of the school term after 31st December;
If parents/carers have any questions about attendance or would like support with their child’s good attendance, please speak to your child’s class teacher, Miss Beever (Assistant Head Teacher and Attendance Lead) or Mrs Gill (Pastoral Lead).