I would like to welcome you to our web site. I hope it gives you an idea of life at Tregoze.
I have been a teacher at Tregoze for 6 years and headteacher for four years. I feel very privileged to be leading such a strong and committed staff and I hope that we will continue to work together and maintain the high standards that have been so carefully nurtured by past and present staff.
The staff at Tregoze work hard to promote a happy, welcoming and caring school where eveyone is valued and success is celebrated.
To create a better culture in which good attendance is the “norm”.
- To demonstrate to pupils, parents and staff that the school values good attendance and punctuality.
- To recognise that good, regular attendance and punctuality is an achievement in itself.
- To encourage pupil involvement with attendance and punctuality issues.
- To improve communication with parents in relation to attendance and punctuality.
- To encourage school staff to be involved in taking responsibility for promoting good attendance and punctuality.
All children should be in school by 8.45am KS2 and 8.50am KS1. If a child arrives later than 9.10 a.m. then they will be marked as late. Latecomers must report to the school office and be entered in the Late Book. If a regular pattern of lateness emerges, then a standard letter will be sent to the parents. If this pattern continues, the Education Welfare Officer (EWO) will be informed.
Parents must inform the school by 10.30 a.m. if their child will not be attending school. In the case of dental or hospital appointments the school should be informed in advance. Staff need to ensure that they mark the registers with the agreed symbols. Where there are unexplained absences class teachers must inform the school office as soon as possible so these absences can be investigated.
FIRST DAY CONTACT
Research has shown that in the short term, the single most effective initiative designed to improve rates of attendance is the implementation of first day contact with parents.
We expect all parents to inform us on the first day of a child’s absence. Where this fails to happen, “first day contact” means that the school will investigate the absence.
Where a policy of first day contact is adopted, it has the effect of:
- Conveying the message that the school is concerned about a pupil’s welfare.
- Establishing an early reason for absence.
- Preventing truancy.
- Encouraging communication between parents and school.
The office staff will not operate a continual first day contact policy. On a regular basis (e.g. twice a term), they will adopt this policy for a “blitz” week.
REWARDING GOOD ATTENDANCE
Punctuality and good attendance of all pupils is the expected norm. However, in order to reward and encourage the above, the school will utilise certain award schemes:
- Attendance prizes given for 100% attendance over two terms ( 1&2, 3&4, 5&6) and children’s names added to Newsletter.
- Special award given for 100% attendance over the year.
We set an attendance target which is agreed by the Governors each year. We aim to achieve our target by adopting the following strategies:
- Raise parental awareness of the importance of regular attendance.
- Set aside regular first day contact “blitz” weeks.
- Early identification of pupils with unsatisfactory attendance (below 90%).
- Contact parents of children with less than 90% attendance and work. towards an improvement. Refer to EWO if this does not happen.
- Regular monitoring of attendance by office staff and the EWO.
- Weekly celebration for the best class’ attendance.
- Publish attendance statistics in Newsletters each term
- Record individual attendance rates termly with an attendance slip being sent home to parents/carers
- Recorded on children’s annual reports.