|2019/20 (up to 23rd March)||96.1%|
At Slater Primary School we want all our children to enjoy coming to school regularly. Our attendance target is 96%, although we hope for 100%. There is clear research that links poor attendance with lower academic achievement, in primary schools less than 65% of children achieve good results in English and Maths with an average of 15 days absence a year compared to almost 90% where the average is less than 8 days.
Why is it so important to attend?
Learning is a progressive activity; each day’s lessons build upon those of the previous day(s). One week of absence could miss entire learning units.
Reading the material and completing work independently does not compensate for direct interaction with the teacher.
Many classes use discussions, demonstrations, experiments and participation as part of the daily learning activities, and these cannot be made up by those who are absent.
What can parents do to help?
What will we do?