The attendance department felt the need to write to all parents regarding children coming to school late and being picked up late. We have many children coming to school late in the morning and it seems to be increasing all the time which is not acceptable. Most of the reasons given are ‘we have overslept’ or ‘had transport issues’. The gates are closed at 8.55am so if you are late for school, you will have to exit via the main office (The Ponderosa).
When a child is late for school regularly this is how much time they miss over the year:
5 minutes late each day = 3 days lost
10 minutes late each day = 6.5 days lost
15 minutes late each day = 10 days lost Quite shocking isn’t it?
20 minutes late each day = 13 days lost
30 minutes late each day = 19 days lost
Things you can do to ensure you and your children are prepared for school so they are not late:
Please also ensure you pick your children up promptly at 3.15pm. It can be very distressing for children when they are waiting in school to be collected.
Courtesy of Michael Tidd, here are two short videos explaining the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 2 pupils and the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum tests for parents of Year 6 pupils.
Our latest Prince Albert Community Trust Online Safety Update newsletter is out now!
Produced on a half termly basis to keep you up-to-date with Online Safety news, new ICT initiatives and ways in which you can help to keep your family safe both online and when using emerging technology.
We hope you enjoy reading 'Issue 14: February 2017' online now.
In this issue we look at how we celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017 as part of our PACT Online Safety Week. We also look at the National Pupil Internet Use Survey 2016 results and more. We hope you enjoy this issue.
If you have a concern regarding your child's use of the internet at home or in school, you can speak to one of our Online Safety Leads for support and advice.