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Sickness absence in schools. A guide for parents.

Good attendance is promoted and rewarded at Hamstead Junior School.


School staff work closely with staff from the Attendance and Prosecutions Service to monitor and track the attendance of children. Parents are asked that children attend well and arrive at school on time ready to learn. School registration and lessons commence at 8.50 with children asked to arrive at school from 8.40 onwards.


Attendance guidelines.

100% = Excellent attendance.

95%+ = Good attendance.

90-95% = Attendance being monitored closely by school.

Below 90% = attendance must be seen to improve, or parents will be asked to meet with the Head Teacher to focus on improvement. If, after this meeting, attendance does not improve a meeting with an attendance and Prosecutions officer would be arranged.


Rewarding Excellent attendance.

100% attendance for the year is rewarded by the awarding of an attendance plaque.

100% attendance throughout their Junior school life has been marked with extra special awards of attendance shields in recent years