Attendance
Barcroft Primary School Weekly Attendance.
At Barcroft Primary School we aim to consistently work towards our goal of 98% attendance for all our children. Every opportunity will be used to convey the importance of regular, punctual attendance to pupils and parents/carers.
We recognise the crucial role good attendance plays in a childs academic progress, their mental wellbeing, happiness and health. We work diligently with pupils, parents and carers to ensure that every childs attendance is as good as it can be.
School monitors attendance daily and acts swiftly when a childs attendance becomes a concern. School has wonderful support from our Welfare Officer who works effectivly in partnership with Barcroft Primary School to secure good attendance for all our children.
Our School is committed to providing the best possible quality of education for all learners. To help achieve this committment, regular and punctual school attendance is vital.
Explanation of Annual Percentage (%) Attendance.
                Attendance                         Days missed over a Year
                                                             
100%                                     00 Days
  95%                                      10 Days
  90%                                      20 Days
  85%                                     30 Days
  80%                                     40 Days
 
If your child's attendance is uner 95%, they are missing at least two weeks of learning time a year. If their attendance is at 90%, they are missing four weeks. This will significantly affect their work and reduce their grades.
Roles / Responsibilities.
School
The responsibilities in relation to attendance are as follows:
Set high expectations for pupil attendance and monitor individual and whole school attendance on a daily and weekly basis.        
Identify causes of concern with regard to pupil attendance.                                                                                                                             
Conduct first day response where there is unexplained absence.                           
Invite parents / carers into school to discuss pupil attendance which is a cause of concern.        
Work with parents of individual pupils to try to improve attendance and punctuality.                        
Work in partnership with Walsall Local Authority and Education Welfare Service and Barcroft Primary School.                         
Maintain electronic registration data systems effectively and deploy them robustly to facilitate presentation reports.                    
To provide attendance data for parents/carers. 
Promote attendance at all levels.                                                                                                
Celebrate excellent and improved attendance.                                                                                
 
* Please note school does not authorise holidays during term time. PLease download a holiday request form below if you need to request leave of absence during term time.*   
 
Parents / Carers.     
To ensure  pupils arrive at school on time every day and that routines are in place at home to support this.                                         
To contact school by 9.30am on each day of absence if the absence is unavoidable.                                                                                   
To obtain evidence where possible to support medical absence.                                                                                                                      
To avoid term time holidays and attempt to minimise school time appointments.                                                                   

 
Pupils. 
To arrive at school, on time everyday with correct equipment and ready to learn.                                                                                      
Comply with school regulations regarding attendance and punctuality.                                                                                                         
Discuss and concerns they may have with staff regarding attendance and punctuality.

Education Welfare Service.
The Education Welfare Service will work in partnership to promote and facilitate improved attendance, at an individual level, by supporting the Fastrack to Attendance Programme; and a whole school level usiong strategies and action plans. 
The Education Welfare Service will work with children and families to ensure their school attendance and safeguarding is maintained.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
The Education Welfare Service will provide guidance with regards to Children Missing Education.                                                         
The Education Welfare Service will work in partnership with other agencies and will offer advice and signposting for referrals to appropriate organisations.                                                                                                                                                                                     
The Education Welfare Service will undertake legal action on behalf of the school.                                                                  
Walsall Local Authority will support the school with networking and training events and individual School Audits and Action Plans.                                                   
School doors open at 8.45am. Thank you for ensuring that your child arrives on time for the start of the school day.