Be The Best You Can Be
At Norbridge Academy our mission statement is 'Be The Best You Can Be' - this includes attendance to school.
Parents are kept up to date each half term with their children's attendance in the pupil planners.
Below is information to help explain attendance percentage levels;
- 95% and over (excellent attendance)
- 90-95% (satisfactory attendance)
- below 90% (poor attendance, needs action)
As well as keeping parents up to date with their child's attendance, we also communicate whole school attendance and class attendance via the weekly newsletter, on the school website and on the attendance display board in the multi-resource area. Children of the best class win a weekly certificate and a trophy and the winners of the best class each half term receive extra playtime.
Children with 100% attendance are praised each term with an Attendance disco.
At the end of the year children receiving annual 100% attendance are invited to a special Attendance Assembly, where they each receive a WH Smith voucher, trophy, certificate and a chance to win either a bike, iPod or family day out.
Other awards are presented at the assembly, including improved attendance.
Parents can support with raising the profile of attendance by:
- keeping absences to a minimum
- only keeping children off school for major illness/injury
- arranging medical/dental appointments outside school hours
F1 Canary - 91.7%
F2 Heron - 98.6%
F2 Kingfisher - 95.2%
Yr1 Parakeet - 98%
Yr1 Penguin - 98.7%
Yr2 Peacock - 98.2%
Yr2 Woodpecker - 97.2%
Yr3 Flamingo - 92.3%
Yr3 Merlin - 99.7%
Yr4 Kestral - 99.7%
Yr4 Red Kite - 98%
Yr5 Toucan - 99.3%
Yr5 Macaw - 97.7%
Yr6 Blue Jay - 97.9%
Yr6 Goldfinch - 98.2%
School Attendance - 97.7%