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Attendance

Attendance at St Aloysius

Here at St Aloysius attendance and punctuality is extremely important. We promote good attendance and celebrate achievement by rewarding improvement and motivating students to attend.

Research shows that children who miss substantial amounts of school will fall behind their peers and struggle to catch up. Most of the work they miss can lead to gaps in learning. Friendships can be affected too, as it is hard for a child who is a persistent absentee to form positive friendships. Children can also miss out on the fantastic opportunities our school has to offer.

With this in mind we strive to support and help children and their families in achieving good attendance.

Reporting illness

If your child is unwell please telephone and report to the school office on 0151 477 8110. If you do not make contact a staff member will try to make contact with you by telephone, text or home visit. Unauthorised absences may result in referral to Knowsley’s Attendance Service or a Educational Penalty Warning notification being issued.

Appointments

We realise that sometimes appointments within school time are necessary but we encourage parents/carers to make these outside of school whenever possible. If it is unavoidable please provide an appointment card or letter as medical evidence or this will be unauthorised.

Holiday/Leave of absence

There is no parental right to leave during term time unless there is a case for exceptional circumstances. A leave of absence should be put in writing addressed to the Headteacher. Each application is carefully considered and you will be notified by letter of the outcome.

Unauthorised holidays/leave of absence can result in referral to Knowsley Attendance Service and may result in a fine being issued.

Rewards

At St Aloysius we reward children for each term and have many different awards and opportunities to achieve.

  • Bronze Award – (For 100% attendance for one term)
  • Silver Award – (For 100% attendance for two terms)
  • Gold Award – (For 100% attendance for a whole year)

Attendance Raffle

Pupils with 100% attendance will be entered into a weekly prize draw to win a £30 voucher.

We have four raffles a week for each Key Stage.

At the end of each term we reward all children who have reached school target of 96% attendance.

Class Rewards

Each class has a PERFCT ATTENDANCE sheet to mark off, each day they have 100% they can colour a letter. Once they have competed their perfect attendance they win a £50 class voucher.

Each week the classes compete in our Stars Attendance Board.

  • Green 96%-100%
  • Yellow 94% – 95.9%
  • Red 93.9% and below

The class with the most green stars at the end of term will win a pizza party for the whole class.