Duty of parents to secure education of children of compulsory school age:
“The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable — (a) to his age, ability and aptitude, and (b) to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school or otherwise.”
This is the Law on education of children from the age of 5. At Jessop we take this seriously, and endeavour to promote good attendance by encouraging parents to have their children in school every day.
Our school target for attendance for the academic year 2019/20 is 95%. This is in harmony with the Government and Local Authority’s guidance.
We encourage our children at Jessop by having an Attendance slot in the Celebration Assembly each week. The children are aware of the School’s target, and how this is achieved – ‘Being in school every day, and on time’. They are also told what the actual figure for attendance was for the week before. The classes with the highest percentage of attendance in each Key Stage – Foundation, KS1, Lower KS2, Upper KS2 – for the week receive an ‘Attendance Cup’. Children with 100% attendance, without lateness, each week receive a gold sticker. At the end of Terms 2, 4, & 6, children with 100% receive a metal bronze, silver, or gold badge.
We will be publishing the Termly attendance figures on the website so that as parents and carers you will be able to keep track of your child’s attendance and see the impact of both good and poor attendance.