All children have the right to education, based on equality of opportunity, and Severn Primary School, in partnership with parents and other parties, takes measures to encourage regular school attendance and reduce rates of absenteeism.
A child’s success at school is likely to be affected negatively if their attendance is poor. Those who do not attend regularly may fall behind in their learning, leading to underachievement, both academically and socially.
Severn Primary School recognises the crucial role that parents play in promoting good school attendance. The school therefore seeks to provide professional, quality information and advice, communicated frequently by telephone, email, leaflets, parents’ evenings, school reports and via the school attendance webpage on our school website.
Severn Primary School aims to:
Give attendance and punctuality a high priority;
Clearly define roles and responsibilities to ensure consistency and accuracy;
Provide support, advice and guidance to families;
Use attendance data systematically to evaluate success and to prioritise appropriate follow-up procedures;
Use rewards to celebrate good attendance;
Use sanctions sensitively and only when necessary;
Work in partnership with the School Attendance Officer and Education Welfare Services to improve attendance; and
Support pupils returning to school after significant periods of absence.
Please contact Mrs Gunning, our Family & Community Engagement Officer if you would like to
discuss your child’s attendance.