Woodcroft Primary School has launched a new attendance initiative from September 2016. We are working with parents and carers to improve attendance and punctuality. This is because that research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in pupils achieving their full potential. Woodcroft is committed to encouraging our children to strive for excellence.
We are always pleased to work with parents and carers in resolving any difficulties but are also committed to improving attendance levels at Woodcroft.
The target attendance figure for all pupils here at Woodcroft is a minimum of 98% attendance. Based on current attendance figures your child has been placed in and informed of their group:
We will reward all green group pupils each half term with an Amazon Voucher worth £5. This will be for the pupils who are either green for the half term in question, or green for the year to date.
We will reward all yellow group pupils each half term with attendance themed stationary. This will be for the pupils who are either yellow for the half term in question, or yellow for the year to date.
If any pupil changes colour group to a higher colour in any week, they will receive a gift from the "attendance" gift box.
Thank you for working in partnership with us to achieve the highest possible levels of attendance and punctuality at Woodcroft Primary School.
Currently our attendance is 94.3%
During Celebration Assembly every Friday, we share attendance information.
Best class attendance for the week
Week ending 1.12.17 - Australia has the best attendance this week. Their attendance is 97.6% - Well done to all the children in Australia.
Best overall attendance
Week ending 1.12.17 - Australia have the best overall attendance. Their attendance is 96.1% - well done to all the children in Australia.
100% attendance for the week
144 children had 100% attendance for this week - well done to all those children.
Breakfast club starts at 8:15am everyday. Otherwise children are collected from the playground by their class teacher at 8:40am and registration is from 8:50am to 9:00am. Any child that arrives after 8:50am must enter the school via the school office so that they can be marked in the register.
Holidays during school term time
Changes have been made to the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. These amendments, as described below, have come into force from September 1st 2013.
Term Time Holiday
Up until September 1st 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 allowed Head Teachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in “special circumstances” of up to ten school days leave per year. Head Teachers could also grant extended leave for more than ten school days in exceptional circumstances.
However, from September 2013, the Amended Regulations make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Leave for a family holiday does not constitute exceptional circumstances.
Further information is available from the Department of Education website:
Informing the school that your child is ill.
If your child is unwell and not able to attend school, you must phone the school office as soon as possible. The office is manned from 8:15am, and there is an answer machine that is checked throughout the day. Please let a member of staff know why your child is not attending school. If we have not heard from you by 9:00am, our Home School Link Worker will contact you by either phone or text message as why your child is not in school.
If your child becomes unwell during the school day, a member of the school office will contact you. We therefore respectfully ask that you keep your contact details up to date with the office.
If you are unsure if your child needs to stay home and not attend school, please phone the school office where a member of staff can advise you.