Attendance is one of the biggest factors that influences children’s achievement and when a child attends school regularly, they succeed. Arriving on time for school gives a positive start to the day, ensuring that children are ready to learn all day and that no learning is lost. We want all children to be happy, safe and supported at school to support their strong attendance.
Good attendance and punctuality are important life-skills that are highly valued by employers, colleges and universities and teaching students about the importance of good attendance is an important part of our curriculum.
Attendance is a legal requirement and Selston High School expects students to attend every day and has an attendance target of 96%.
Responsibility as a parent/carer
If you are a parent of a child of statutory age (between five and 16 years) who is registered at a school you are responsible for making sure s/he attends school regularly.
Why does attendance matter?
Attending school on a regular basis is the key to your child doing well at school and will set them up with good routines for later life and the working world, as well as give them the opportunity to:
- Make friends and feel included
- Learn new things and develop skills, Increase their confidence and self-esteem
- Improve social skills
- Achieve their potential and fulfil aspirations
- Every school day counts