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The Importance of

Good School Attendance and Punctuality

Research shows that good school attendance impacts upon children’s success in learning.  Good attendance helps children to achieve good results, helps them to fulfil their potential and gives them a chance of a better future. 

 

At St. Michael's on Wyre, we are committed to ensuring that each and every child in our school fulfils their potential.  To help us achieve this we want all of our children to have the best possible attendance. 

 

We want to see ALL our pupils with above 97+% attendance

 

Every day that your child is absent from school is an opportunity missed. Schools and parents / carers have a shared responsibility to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time.

Punctuality is also just as important as attendance.  St. Michael's on Wyre CE Primary School starts at 8:40am every morning.  It is important that children arrive in school on time as it supports them to learn good timekeeping and also reduces classroom disruption for the other children and themselves.

 

Parental support is critical in ensuring that children achieve in education.  At St. Michael's on Wyre we work closely with families to support them to achieve the best possible outcomes for their children.

 

What can parents / carers do to help?

  • Ensure your child attends school every day and on time.
  • If your child is not well enough to attend contact the school by 9.30 am on the first day of absence.
  • Try to make dental and medical appointments outside of school time or at weekends.
  • Take family holidays during the school holiday.  We are unable to authorize term time holidays.
  • Contact us immediately if you need help or support with your child’s attendance or punctuality.  

 

Let’s work together to achieve consistently high attendance and punctuality. There are only 190 school days in a year and we want to see every child at school every day because every school day counts!

 

Our attendance for 2018-2019 was 97.4 %  (Y1-Y6).

 

We are aiming for 98% or above this year (Y1-Y6) - we can do it!!!

Operation Encompass

 

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children a numbers of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Operation Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9:00 am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and Governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy and published on our school website.

 

At St. Michael's on Wyre our Key Adult is Mrs Diane Carroll (Headteacher)

 

Operation Encompass- Parent Letter

BRASC - Breakfast and Afterschool Club

The proposed uniform and dress policy is now available to view. We would appreciate your views on these proposals. Please email your comments and feedback to the headteacher at head@st-michaels-on-wyre.lancs.sch.uk

Parental Consent for Transporting Children in Cars.

We have been advised by Lancashire's Health Protection Team to pass on that it is the time of year when 'Winter Vomiting' (Norovirus) can spread very quickly though schools and nurseries. We have been offered some advice for reducing the chances of an outbreak within school and attached is an advice letter for parents so you can also be vigilant. The key message is that if your child has symptons of sickness or diarrhoea, even if they feel well again in themselves, they must not come to school for at least 48 hours so that the spread of the condition is controlled.
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