Attendance at Waverley Primary School
It is incredibly important that your child attends school every single day. As a school, we expect all children to achieve at least 96.1% attendance over the school year - we feel that this allows for a reasonable amount of days off through illness.
We have a number of rewards systems in place to ensure that children who attend well, or significantly improve their attendance are rewarded for their efforts.
We also have a number of sanctions that may be used if your child's attendance is causing us concern.
These are outlined on this page, but if yiou have any further queries do come and speak to us in school.
How do we reward brilliant attendance at Waverley?
Excellent attendance is vital in order for children to achieve their full potential. If your child attends every day, on time they have an opportunity to earn a number of rewards:
What happens if we are concerned about your child's attendance
We want to work with you to ensure that your child attends well. If there is an issue that may impact on your child's attendance please come and discuss this with us as we may be able to work with you to resolve the issue.
The government define any child whose attendance is less than 90% as a persistent absentee. If your child is a persistent absentee, these are the steps we will take:
Friday 13th December
Year 3, 6 and 1 all have above 96% attendance this week. Next week in assembly, we will be giving out 100% attendance certificates to those pupils with 100% attendance so far.
Thursday 5th December
Attendance has started to increase again this week after the Norovirus swept through many schools in the North East. Overall, we were above national average at 96.8% with Year 6 in the lead with full attendance.
Friday 22nd November
This week Year 6 have a total percentage of 99.3% followed by Year 2 with 98.3%. Year 5 have a total of 94.4%.
Friday 15th November
As many schools have been hit across the North East with a sickness bug, our overall attendance this week has unfortunately been 88.7%. Can I remind parents/carers to provide medical evidence when your child has a medical appointment during school hours and report any absences to the school office at your earliest convenience. Thank you.
Friday 8th November
This week Waverley has achieved 96.3% attendance overall which is above the national average for schools. Reception and Year 2 have done particularly well with 99% attendance followed by Year 6 at 96%
Friday 25th October
This week school has achieved 96% attendance overall. Well done to Year 6 with 100% attendance and to Year 2 with 97%.
Friday 11th October
This week attendance has been excellent once again with Nursery, Reception and Year 2 with 96%. School had an overall total of 94.7% and can I thank all pupils, parents/carers for being punctual on a morning before school as this week there was only 8 late marks throughout the whole school all week.
Friday 4th October
This week school achieved a total of 95.4%. with most classes achieving over national average. Our Year 6 class had 100% attendance followed by Year 1 with 98% and Nursery with 96.9% despite the flu/sickness bug that has hit across school.
Friday 27th September
This week despite the sickness bug/flu that has hit school, Year 6 still managed to achieve national average 98% attendance followed by Year 3 at 96.3% and thirdly Year 4 at 96%. Attendance awards were given out today at the shop where KS2 Pupils could choose a key ring for their locker keys.
Friday 20th September
Congratulations to Reception who have 100% attendance this week, 6 out of our 8 year groups achieved above National average this week. Overall this is the third week in a row hat the school has exceeded National Average attendance, please keep up the good work.
Friday 13th September 2019
This week Year 2 have achieved 100% attendance with no lates. Overall the whole school has a total of 96.1% attendance which is above national average. Well done for getting your children to school on time so far this year, we have had very few lates this term.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020
Welcome back to the start of the new academic year. Once again attendance is a priority at Waverley and we will be working hard to ensure that we meet the high target set by Mrs Leeming of 97% for the school year.
Once again we will be working closely with our Attendance Officer Mrs Gardner who is on hand to offer advice if you are having any issues with regards to your child's attendance at school. Our attendance shop is open once again and the children will be rewarded each week, half term and termly.
We appreciate your support in assisting the children to attend school each day and on time. Thank you
Waverley's overall attendance for the year 2018-2019
Our aim for our whole school attendance in 2018-2019 was to exceed the government target of 96.1% to reach 97%. Our overall attendance for the year was 95.53%. This was short of both targets, term time holidays in both term 1 and term 6 had a detrimental affect (parents please take time to read through our new attendance policy as this indicates the key changes we have made to procedures regarding holidays in term time). However our attendance continues to improve year on year and has increased by 0.7% in the last year.
Our persistent absenteeism has reduced from 11.68% in 17-18 to 8.75% in 18-19.
Thank you to our pupils and parents who have supported our attendance team by ensuring the children are in school each day on time.
Please note: from September there will be changes to our attendance policy which has been circulated to you by e-mail.