As a school we have an attendance target of 97%, therefore every child’s target is 97% attendance over the course of the academic year.
The continuity of regular attendance will enable a student to progress in a structured and progressive manner and so achieve their individual goals. It is important to remember that every lesson counts, each day away from school is 5 hours of learning lost.
Punctuality is vitally important if students are to succeed. Punctual students are happier and more successful in school. They are laying the foundations for success and prosperity in the future. Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that their children arrive at school on time.
The school day begins at 8.50 a.m. therefore all children should be on the yard at 8.45 a.m. ready to start their day. School ends at 3.10pm for KS1 and 3.15pm for KS2 children. We have the expectation that all parents/carers are there to collect their children promptly from the school yard.
We understand that, on occasions, there may be unavoidable reasons for your child’s absence. You should notify the school by 8.30 a.m. on the first day of your child’s absence. You can leave a message regarding your child’s absence by telephoning the main school number 0191 5863096 and selecting Option 2. In the event that your child’s absence is likely to be prolonged please contact Mrs Foster Attendance Lead to discuss the matter.
Yohden Primary School work in partnership with the Education Welfare Service to support children to achieve good attendance. Those students achieving 94% attendance and below will be closely monitored