Headteacher's Newsletter

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Newsflash 12/07/2019 - posted 12th Jul

This is the penultimate Newsflash before the end of term and I would like to remind parents that at Gateacre School we teach and learn right up to the last minute in school, so rest assured that if your child tells you next week that it is all videos and board games, that will absolutely not be the case and we expect excellent attendance all next week until we finish on Friday 19th July at 12:00pm.

Attendance Matters

Last week I spoke to you about how much we have improved whole school attendance over the three years I have been Headteacher here at Gateacre.  Although it may at times appear that I am constantly moaning about attendance being too low and we are not at same level as other schools nationally, I do think it is important to reinforce and remind parents and carers that in 2016 the school had an attendance figure of 89% and we are now very close to 93%.

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Newsflash 05/07/2019 - posted 5th Jul

Attendance Matters

Whilst we have had a number of below 90% attendance days in some year groups, it is important to compare the current attendance to the same point last year in order to see year-on-year improvement.

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Newsflash 28/06/2019 - posted 28th Jun

Attendance matters

Really impressive attendance this week Monday to Thursday from Years 8 through to 10, a little slip below 94% for Year 8 yesterday and Year 9 on Monday.  But on the whole a really impressive week and something that certainly within school we are seeing such huge benefits from; better engagement in lessons, better progress being made, more smiles on faces, less gaps in pupils books.

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