Attendance

Good attendance is the single most important factor in achieving good results.  Good attendance ensures children are not missing out - not just learning, but the important social aspects of school life, too. 

"80 percent of success is just showing up" —Woody Allen

AT ST LUKE'S, WE AIM FOR ALL PUPILS TO HAVE 100% ATTENDANCE.  IF PARENTS ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING THEIR CHILDREN INTO SCHOOL, FOR WHATEVER REASON, WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO CONTACT MRS DWAN, OUR PARENT SUPPORT ADVISER, FOR HELP AND ADVICE.

Above 99%: Less than 2 days absence a year

Excellent attendance!  These young people will almost certainly get the best grades they can, leading to better prospects for the future.  Pupils will also get into a habit of attending school which will continue into the workplace.

Above 97%: Less than 6 days absence a year

Good attendance!  These young people will remain on track to attain the best grades for their ability and will develop good habits of attendance which will stand them in good stead in later life.

95%: 10 days absence a year

These pupils are missing vital learning and will be less likely to achieve good grades and form a habit of attending school regularly. 

90%: 19 days absence a year

Young people in this group are missing a month of school per year; it will be difficult for them to achieve their best as it will be almost impossible to keep up with learning.

The Government classes Young People in this group as “Persistent Absentees”. Parents of young people in this group could also face the possibility of legal action being taken by the Local Authority.

 

 

 

 

We have a variety of awards systems in place to encourage good attendance in school:

This is Luke. He is our class weekly attendance Super Hero Bear. Each week whichever class has the highest percentage attendance wins a HERO cape ticket for their class chart. At the end of the year, the class with the most HERO tickets and the class with the highest overall attendance (this could be the same class, but could also be a differnet class, whose attendance has been consistently high) will be able to choose a whole class reward.

Each week we have a prize draw for every child in school who has achieved 100% attendance that week. There are two names picked out, one in each Celebration Worship on a Friday afternoon. The lucky winners get to choose a prize from the 100% attendance box which is filled full of fun and colourful stationery.

At the end of each half-term, four names are drawn from a hat who have achieved 100% attendance that half-term, and these pupils are awarded with a certificate and a £5 Amazon gift card.

At the end of the year, each child who has managed to gain 100% attendance for the whole of the academic year is invited to celebrate at a tea party with Mrs Cowey. They are awarded with a certificate, a present and share some tasty treats.

Weekly Attendance Winners

8th January - 12th January Miya 3DM, Libby 3P

15th January - 19th January Hannah 6W, Taye 1M

22nd January - 26th January Myles 4H, Joe 6A

29th January - 2nd February Caleb 6A, Sofia 4G
 

100% attendance winners for the whole of the half-term

4th January - 9th February 2018 Connor 3DM and Gabby 2G

 

19th February - 23rd February Sophie 6A, Samuel 1O

26th February - 2nd March Thomas 1M, Miles RC

5th March - 9th March Valerie 2IR, Kiera 5W

100% attendance winners for the whole of the half-term

19th February - 23rd March 2018 Rebecca 5H and Mia 4G

 

9th April - 13th April Jack 3P, Jessica RC

Class 100% Winners (who get to look after Luke our Super Hero Bear for the week)

 

8th January - 12th January 1M and RC

15th January - 19th January RC

22nd January - 26th January RC (100%)

29th January - 2nd February RC (100%)

5th February - 9th February RC and 2IR (100%)

19th February - 23rd February 2G and RC

26th February - 2nd March 1O

5th March - 9th March 4G and 1O

19th March - 23rd March 4G and 1O

9th April - 13th April 6A

Contact Us

Jubilee Road, Formby,

Merseyside, L37 2HW

Telelphone: 01704 872692