Here at HCPS, we seek to ensure that all of our pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for every child to reach their full potential. In order to achieve this, good attendance and punctuality are essential. Any absence, including family holidays, disrupts the child's learning as they will miss key skills that have been taught in their absence.
Good Attendance is regarded as above the National Expectation of 97%. Good punctuality is regarded as arriving in time for the school register. School registers close at 9.00am.
There are a few things that can help you as parents, to ensure your child has a good attendance and punctuality:
- Ensure a good routine in the mornings and evenings
- Always inform school of your child's absence
- Wherever possible, arrange medical appointments outside of school (where this isn't possible, provide school with a copy of appointment letters)
- Encourage a positive relationship between your child and school
- Discuss any problems you may have with your child's class teacher or another member of staff - we are all here to help!
This year, we haven't just got initiatives for our children whilst at school but for you as parents too! At the end of every term, we will generate a parent prize draw. If your child has a termly attendance of 97% and above, then you will be entered into a prize draw. We will then draw the prize and there will be just ONE lucky winner. You can be in for the chance to win yourself a £50 voucher.
In order to develop a positive, whole-school culture around good attendance, we have some new reward initiatives that we are launching!
The reward system will adopt a multi-layered approach: Key Stage and Classroom based rewards.
Classroom Based rewards
Within each class, there will be a range of attendance initiatives that each child can be up for winning...
The class with the highest attendance percentage for the week will receive a class certificate PLUS the chance to win additional choosing time the following week. This can be used for anything they choose with their class teacher. Whether this be watching their favourite documentary, programme or having an extra play time - the choice is theirs!
Key Stage Awards
Each month, there will be 2 lucky winners from each of our key stages: EYFS, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2
Our Key Stage awards will consist of our Most Improved Attender (1 boy & 1 girl winner). Our 6 lucky winners will win themselves the chance to have hot chocolate with Mr Fallon on the last Friday of every month! Each lucky winner will win an additional prize of a Fallon's Fiver for their class!