At The New North Academy, we are constantly striving to be the very best that we can be, and are committed to driving improvement where it is needed. An area of school life that we have worked hard to improve is attendance and punctuality...making sure children are in school, on time, every day.
We're delighted with how hard our families work to make sure attendance is over 95% and the partnership between home and school to keep this a priority.
Some key facts to keep attendance high:
- Children should be in their classroom and ready to learn at 9am on the dot. The school gates open at 8.40am and children can start to come in to settle into classes from 8.45am.
- We expect all children to be in school, every day for the 190 school days we are open, appointments and holidays can be booked for the 175 days when pupils are not in school.
- If children are persistently late or absent parents run the risk of receiving a penalty notice (monetary fine). If your child’s attendance drop to below 95% (10 school days) you are judged to be Persistently Absent and this can potentially result in further fines and Court Orders. This is the government expectation, for all schools, and not just NNA.
The Attendance Team consists of:
Miss Lauren Jones, our Attendance and Admissions Officer and the person you should talk to if have any worries at all around attendance and punctuality.
Mrs Rosie Winstanley, our Safeguarding and Families Lead.
Mrs Sally Lindsay-German, our Child & Family Support Worker.
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