We recognise that good attendance improves educational outcomes for all pupils by promoting and supporting their engagement with education. The strategies we identified to increase our school attendance are listed below:
- The active participation of parents/carers with the assistance of the INCO, Head teacher and class teacher in supporting children who are becoming disengaged from learning
- Markyate Village School and Nursery recognising the importance of motivating and engaging pupils who are becoming reluctant learners
- Markyate Village School and Nursery working in partnership with other schools and with locally-based support services, all of whom have a shared vision and commitment to increasing attendance
- The effective use of the Common Assessment Framework and Integrated Practice to support children
- Improved use of data for monitoring assessment and informing decisions
Over the last 3 years our attendance has increased and now stands at 96.2%.
This academic year we have focused on children who are late arriving into school. At the end of the Autumn Term 23 children were arriving at school late; 3 of these arrived late over 10 times. Having actively interacted with the families concerned the spring data informs us that 7 children arrived late and none more than 4 times in that term. We continue to focus on this area and work closely with the families concerned