Attendance Matters!

Your child’s education matters!

At John Randall Primary School and Nursery we work closely with our families to promote an ethos of good attendance and personal safety, however, parents are responsible by law for ensuring the regular and punctual attendance of their children. Families of John Randall Primary School and Nursery should follow our attendance policy and work closely with School staff to overcome any problems which may affect their child’s attendance.

Our view on Attendance!

John Randall Primary School and Nursery is committed to providing a full and efficient educational experience to all pupils. We believe that, if pupils are to benefit from education, then punctuality and attendance play key roles in this.

Here at John Randall Primary School and Nursery, we believe attendance is not only about academic progress, but it is also fundamental in safeguarding our pupils.

We will do all we can to ensure maximum attendance for all pupils to ensure that they are safe and achieve their full potential. Any problems that may prevent the punctuality and regular attendance of pupils will be identified and addressed as quickly as possible.

We will actively celebrate small successes which in turn will promote and embed long term changes. We understand that small attendance gains are the building blocks that will help improve overall pupil outcomes.  John Randall Primary School and Nursery School will actively promote and encourage small attendance gains whilst aspiring all pupils to achieve 100 per cent attendance.

We understand the need to establish strong home-school links, and recognise the importance of an effective communication system where parents can report absences and address any attendance concerns.

We will give a high priority to promoting the importance of regular and punctual attendance to parents and pupils.  Where a problem that may affect a pupil’s attendance is identified we will investigate and work with parents, pupils and outside agencies where appropriate to resolve any problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our ATTENDANCE WHATSAPP number is: 07977 853310  Families can use this number to phone through pupil absence, as well as through the main office.