We would greatly appreciate it if you all could take some time to fill out our online parent questionnaire here. This is an opportunity to have your input and opinions on the some of the recent changes we have been making within the school. We value all feedback from parents and will use any suggestions to influence decisions made in the school to better your child’s experience here.
Compared to last week, we have seen a big increase in pupil absence. The school achieved 92% attendance this week, which is the lowest week this eyar. Year 2 in particular have had a lot of children absent. There has been lots of late marks during the past two weeks, so parents please be aware that if your child arrives after registration closes this will be marked late and will affect your child's attendance record.
Well done to Class 8 and 2 who have had the lowest pupil absence throughout the whole week, our superstars this week!
Win Sunderland Tickets!
After a disappointing week for attendance it seems an appropriate time to introduce our incentive scheme, which should appeal to those football fans out there! We have at least 15 pairs of tickets to give away to children for the upcoming Sunderland Vs Stoke match on Saturday 28th November. We will be raffling these tickets off in the last week of half term to any child who achieves 100% attendance during that time. Good luck everyone!
Now we are two weeks into the Autumn term it is a good opportunity to talk about the importance of school attendance. The Department for Education have completed recent studies around the impact of school attendance and the follow extract is taken from this;
“There is a clear link between poor attendance at school and low levels of achievement. Of pupils who miss more than 50 per cent of school only three per cent manage to achieve five A* to Cs including English and Maths. Of pupils who miss between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of school, only 35 per cent manage to achieve five A* to C GCSEs including English and maths.”
Over the past two years we have seen an improvement in terms of attendance, but this year, working with parents and families we aim to achieve our best year yet. Working together we can ensure that children in New Silksworth Infant School get the best start in life.
Barry Huitson - School Business Manager