Attendance at Christ Church

There are 190 school days each year. Your child's name is recorded in a register twice every day, therefore your child will attend 380 sessions in a year to gain 100% attendance.

 

YOUR CHILD HAS 175 DAYS OFF SCHOOL EVERY YEAR.

At Christ Church Primary school, our target for the academic year 2018-19 is to reach a whole school average attendance percentage of 97% or over!

Who can I talk to if I have concerns about attendance?

Mrs Furno Head Teacher or  Mr Hetherington- Deputy Head Teacher- 0191 2328054

 

90% attendance sounds good but means that your child misses on average:

  • One half day every week.
  • Nearly four weeks every school year.
  • Over one school year in a school career.
  • 2 weeks holiday in term time every year with no other absences means that your child:
  • Can only ever achieve 95% attendance
  • Will miss about two terms in a school career

 

 

FIVE TO NINE, BE ON TIME!

 

5 minutes late every day means missing about 3 days of school every year.

 

PLEASE COME IN AND SPEAK TO MR HETHERINGTON OR ANOTHER MEMBER OF STAFF IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO ATTENDANCE OR PUNCTUALITY.

 

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO!

 

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WATCH THIS!

 

 

How can I help my child to get the best out of school?

 

  • Be aware of the impact of regular absences - missing school is missing out.
  • Don’t let your child stay off for reasons like going shopping, birthdays, minding the house, looking after brothers and sisters.
  • Try to avoid taking family holidays in term time.
  • Try to make non-urgent medical and dental appointments out of school time.
  • Be involved with your child’s education and school - ask questions.
  • Build up good habits of punctuality and attendance.
  • If your child recovers from illness before the end of the week, send them back to school even if it’s only for one day - every day counts.

 

Where can I get more information?


Direct.gov - School attendance, absence and your child Webpage
Education.gov - School attendance webpage

 

 

 

How do I contact the Attendance Service?


Area Attendance Officers can be contacted through your child's school or:

Phone:  0191 277 4500
Fax:   0191 277 4515
Email:  attendanceservice@newcastle.gov.uk

Benfield School
Benfield Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6 4NU