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 school 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 and there are also rewards for children achieving a significant improvement in their attendance.
At the end of the year children receiving annual 100% attendance are invited to a special Attendance Assembly, where they each receive a W.H Smith voucher, trophy, certificate and a chance to win either a bike 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
This year we will continue to reward children for achieving 100% attendance and also reward children achieving above the school target of 96.5%
Children achieving over the school target each term will receive a prestigious gold, silver or bronze award.
Gold—99% - 99.9%
Silver—98% - 98.9%
Bronze—96.5% & 97.9%
Children in Foundation and Key Stage 1 will be playing Attendance Bingo every week!
All children will start with a bingo ball in a prize bag on Monday. Each day they attend school their ball stays in the bag. Balls are only removed after an absence.
One lucky ball will be chosen on Friday from the bag to receive a certificate and prize.
Bingo Winners W/E 18.10.19
F1 Sparrow - 91%
F2 Puffin - 95.7%
F2 Sandpiper - 92.3%
Yr1 Robin - 90.3%
Yr1 Penguin - 95%
Yr2 Peacock - 98%
Yr2 Woodpecker - 95.3%
Yr3 Flamingo - 96.5%
Yr3 Merlin - 986.1%
Yr4 Cuckoo - 95.5%
Yr4 Hummingbird - 89.7%
Yr5 Toucan - 96%
Yr5 Macaw - 92.7%
Yr6 Blue Jay - 91.6%
Yr6 Goldfinch - 93.9%
School Attendance - 93.4%
Best Class Attendance - W/E 18.10.19
3.9.19 - 18.10.19
Both children have improved their attendance significantly this year. Well done!
Best Class Winners
Penguin Class - 98%
Well done Penguin Class - you will receive extra play time on your return to school!