Attendance – Term 1 – 2019/2020 School Year

Today in the school, 41 children (15%), were presented with a certificate and prize for Full Attendance—Term 1. However, our overall attendance statistics for December (down from 90.4% last year to 87. 4%) are not as good as anticipated due to the high levels of pupil absences this month, particularly on the three Fridays in December where 44 or 45 pupils were recorded as absent. Class Number of Pupils
Third 10
Fourth 11
Fifth 11
Sixth 9

Attendance Targets for this school year

  1. Improvement of 1% on baseline data (2017/2018) in annual attendance level, so looking for an increase overall attendance level from 91.3% last year to at least 91.7%
  2. Special Initiative – Improvement of 2% on baseline data (2017/2018) in the attendance levels for the month of June 2020 from 87.4% last year to at least 88%
  3. Reduce the number of pupils missing 40 days or more by 25% on baseline data (2017/2018), so from 6.9% last year to under 6% in the current year.

Initiatives to Promote Attendance

  1. Best Attenders for previous month in each class – reward of visit to games room
  2. Best Class/Grade for the month – reward small party/film in hall
  3. Assembly – we stress to pupils the importance of attendance, listen to pupils’ views on ways of improving attendance, announce the winner of the best class/grade for attendance and name pupils chosen in each class for their efforts with attendance in the previous month.
  4. Awards for FULL ATTENDANCE at the end of each term (Christmas, Easter and Summer) and for the whole school year.

Attendance Statistics – Term 1

Month 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 95.2% 94.9% 91.2%
September 93.2% 93.7% 93.1%
October 93.1% 92.7% 91.8%
November 91.3% 91.8% 91.6%
December 88.0% 90.4% 87.4%
Year 90.7% 91.3% 91.2%

 

 

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