Attendance policy document can be found on the School Policies page.
A message from our Attendance Lead – Gill Larsen
Going for Great Attendance!
Being in school every day is the key to successful learning. It is also helps your child establish friendships and feel included in their class ‘team’, and not feel like they are missing out.
I am the Attendance Lead for St Michael’s. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the school office to speak to me if you have any attendance worries. We want to work together to sort things out before a drop in attendance starts to involve the Education Welfare Officer.
In school we reward good attendance in a number of ways. Each week the class with the highest percentage attendance (for the previous week) get a certificate and stickers. They also get to keep the attendance trophy for the week! We are going to be working with our newly elected School Councillors to decide on other rewards for classes with the best attendance. In the past we’ve used Bill the Owl and Mr Potato Head to help motivate our younger children.