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Attendance at Joseph Turner Primary


Our Attendance last academic year was 91.6%!


At Joseph Turner we are working very hard to improve our attendance. We all have a big part to play in making our attendance something we can all be proud of.


At Joseph Turner Primary we believe that every child can be an Attendance HERO. They can achieve this by being Here, Every day, Ready and On time! We hold themed Attendance HERO days throughout the year where children come dressed up. These are great fun and celebrate our pupils trying hard to maintain or improve their attendance.


Attendance rewards will be held throughout the year and we also hold a pastoral party for those pupils who have 100% attendance throughout the whole year. We have 3 attendance events, one per term and we have prizes and celebrate good attendance, throughout the school.


When whole school attendance has dropped below 92% for the whole week, we will have an attendance event, whereby the following week, for every pupil who has attended school on time and every day, will be entered into a prize draw for a new book, there will be 1 prize for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.


We also have a winning attendance class each week. The class with the most impressive attendance each week will win and will receive a star on the attendance board and in KS2, the climbing frame at lunchtime on a Friday, for the winning class only. At the end of each half term the class with the most stars will win a fun attendance afternoon. The class with the most improved attendance will also be celebrated in assembly and receive a certificate, congratulating them of their improvements.


Please remember that attendance matters and if a child is not at school they are missing out!

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Leave of Absence


10 days absence from school should not be regarded as the norm or an entitlement. Pupils should not take holidays in term time and now these will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. It is for the school to determine whether or not to agree to a family holiday during term time. If parents want to take their child out of school during term time, a leave of absence form should be filled out. Completion of a leave of absence form does not automatically mean the absence will be authorised.


Please note leave of absence will not be authorised for Year 6 children (due to SATs). Leave of absence during the first half term will not be authorised. If the school does not authorise a leave of absence and the pupil is away from school, the absence is unauthorised. We are working hard as a learning community in Tipton to improve attendance and improve the prospects of all our children, so let’s all work together and make it happen for Tipton. For a full copy of our updated attendance policy please contact the school