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Attendance at Joseph Turner Primary


Our Attendance last academic year was 95.7%!


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 Attendance HERO days throughout the year where children come dressed as their favourite hero. Our next dress up day is Friday 5th November 2021!


Attendance rewards will be held throughout the year and we also hold an attendance reward day for the whole school at the end of the year. All children with attendance above 97% will be entered into a prize draw and will have the chance to win some amazing prizes!


Every class has an attendance reward chart. For each full week that a child attends school, they will receive a smiley face sticker to put on their section of the chart. If a child has enough stickers at the end of each half term they will be rewarded with a token that can be spent at the summer fair or at the school attendance shop.


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. At the end of each half term the class with the most stars will win a fun attendance afternoon.


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

Sickness Absence in Schools - A Guide to Parents

Most children with mild illness can attend school providing that they feel well enough.This guidance is designed to help you know when it's okay to send your child into school and when it's best for them to stay at home.

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 or Year 2 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 office.