- Our School
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- SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Leigh St Peter's
C.E. Primary School
We want our children to enjoy coming to school. Our attendance ‘floor target’ is 96%, but we aim for 100%. Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success. Absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement.
It is important to have a good education behind you to enhance opportunities in adult life.
Why is it so important to attend every day?
What are the risks of frequent absences?
What can parents do to help?
If you would like an appointment for support in improving your child’s attendance, please email: email@example.com or message to the Absence profile on Class DOJO.
Collect a leave request form
|Mrs C Dandy via, email, DOJO or voicemail
Mrs C Dandy- Pastoral Worker – Attendance
|Concerns about a child’s attendance
Request for support
Enquiries about the Attendance Policy
Enquiries regarding the law relating to school attendance
|Mrs C Dandy- Pastoral Worker – Attendance
Mrs S Arnold- Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Arnold -Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Arnold / Senior Leadership
Our Attendance Policy can be found within the policy section on this website or alternatively if you would like to receive a hard copy please email as above.
If you need to request absence for an exceptional circumstance, please complete an ‘Absences request form’. These are available from the school Office, or a copy can be downloaded here: Absence Request Form
More information on how attendance is managed in Wigan can be found here:Local Authority Attendance information
Attendance celebrations and achievements
Attendance is central to raising standards and ensuring children can reach their full potential. We reward and praise children for prompt and good attendance, presenting certificates and organising class activities on a half termly basis. Children achieving 100% attendance for a whole term will be presented with a certificate during assembly and an opportunity to celebrate with the Attendance Team.
Termly RAG reports will be produced for parents and carers – Green 96% or above, Amber 90-95.9% and Red- below 90% along with an annual report at the end of the school year.
All children who have 100% attendance at the end of the year will receive a certificate and be placed into a draw to win a voucher in recognition of their attendance.
The school gates open at 8:45am. Registration time starts at 8:50am, the school gates close promptly at 8:53am. If a child arrives at school after these times, he/she will be deemed late. Registers close at 9.30 a.m. and arrival at school after this time, without prior approval or extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as an unauthorised absence.
School will inform you via letter if your child’s punctuality is of concern. If no improvement is made then the escalation procedure will begin and persistent lateness to school may result in an Educational Penalty Notice being issued. (Please see Appendix 5 in the Attendance Policy)