Attendance at Thornhill Primary School
At Thornhill Primary School we aim for all children’s attendance to be at least 96%, in line with national expectations for school attendance. If your child’s attendance drops below 96% their learning will be affected.
Improving attendance is a school priority, therefore twice weekly auditing of attendance will take place and the following trigger points have been agreed.
Trigger 1 – Attendance falls below 96%; a letter will be sent home to explain that attendance is close to the danger zone where a child’s learning will be adversely affected.
Trigger 2 – Attendance falls below 95%; a second letter will be sent to inform that attendance will be closely monitored for 2 weeks.
Trigger 3 – Attendance falls below 94%; an attendance meeting will be held between parent/carers and members of the school attendance team (Headteacher, Assistant Head, HSLO). An attendance action plan will be agreed and reviewed fortnightly.
Trigger 4 – Attendance continues to drop; a referral will be made to Education Welfare Service (EWS).
As part of this process, daily phone calls will be made to clarify the reasoning behind a child’s absence. There is also the expectation that you (parents or carers) will contact the school and inform us of a reason for your child’s absence.
At the end of each half term: