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Newsflash 22/03/2019 - posted 22nd Mar

Attendance Matters

Quite simply a stunning week from Year 7 with Thursday in particular incredibly well attended.  Year 8 and Year 9 equally had some good days, however unusually for Year 10 they saw a drop this week compared to previous weeks’ solid attendance.

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Newsflash 15/03/19 - posted 15th Mar

Attendance Matters

A yo-yo week in terms of attendance for some year groups, whilst others are continuing to perform consistently well.  Special recognition to Years 7 and 10 for a slow start to the week but as a collective are either at or above nationally recognised levels of good attendance.

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Newsflash 01/03/2019 - posted 1st Mar

Attendance Matters

Across all year groups attendance has been pretty solid. Year 7 have stood out the most for good or better attendance, however Year 10 have also had a reasonable week as well.

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Newsflash 15/02/2019 - posted 15th Feb

Attendance Matters

Comparing the end of the half term this year to the same point last year, we have made some huge improvements.  Last year, in terms of percentage, we barely made the high 80s - a range of issues and illnesses from; several strains of flu, to parents taking children on holiday, or simply just having a day off -all contributed to a low figure.

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Newsflash 08/02/2019 - posted 8th Feb

Attendance Matters

Regular readers of the Newsflash will note that good school attendance and punctuality play very high on our school improvement agenda.  If the pupils are not in, they cannot learn.  Unfortunately, in all the schools I have worked in or with, in supporting those schools to be better, pupil attendance issues have featured far too many times.  Trying to gain as much parent and carer support in improving both custom and practice has time and again been the biggest hurdle to overcome.

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Newsflash 01/02/2019 - posted 1st Feb

Attendance Matters

There have been some obvious challenges this week in terms of attendance. The weather did not help on Wednesday, but many pupils and staff still got to school ready to learn and prepared to teach. 

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Newsflash 25/01/2019 - posted 25th Jan

Attendance Matters

Another strange week for attendance with some very irregular patterns emerging. For example, on Tuesday Year 9 had 97% attendance but the following day only 90%.  That is a huge 7% difference in the space of 24 hours.

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Newsflash 18/01/2019 - posted 18th Jan

Attendance Matters

Strange week for attendance this week as some year groups have performed exceptionally well however, there has been quite a lot of fluctuation; Year 8 as an example starting strongly with 94% but only managing 88% attendance on Thursday.

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Newsflash 11/01/2019 - posted 11th Jan

Attendance

Attendance this week has seen an improvement from the last week prior to the Christmas break.  Year 10 as a cohort have done exceptionally well, above national average for 4/5 days. 

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