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Attendance

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all students and endeavour to provide an environment where all the students feel valued and welcome. Parents and students play a part in making The Pingle Academy successful.  Every child has a right to access the education to which he/she is entitled. Parents, Carers and teachers share the responsibility for supporting and promoting excellent school attendance and punctuality for all.

It is our duty to consistently strive to achieve a goal of 100% attendance for all children. Every opportunity will be used to convey to students and parents/carers the importance of regular and punctual attendance.

For our students to take full advantage of the educational opportunities offered it is vital that students are in school. The routines children develop around attendance and punctuality at school are the same expectations an employer would have in the world of work.  High attainment, confidence with peers and staff, and future aspirations depend on good attendance.

Good attendance is important because:

  • Statistics show a link between under-achievement and absence below 95%
  • Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically
  • Regular attenders find learning more satisfying
  • Regular attenders are more successful in transferring between primary, secondary and higher education, employment and training