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Queensmead Primary Academy

Attendance

Attendance at the Queensmead Primary Academy

In June 2014, Ofsted said that attendance at the Academy is above average and reflects pupils' enjoyment of their time at the Academy.  This is helped by the positive ethos in the Academy, pupils behaving well, attending regularly and having good manners. 

The importance of attendance is high profile in our Academy – through displays in the entrance, reporting in newsletters and weekly scores announced in assembly.  Our Attendance policy and follow up system ensures that there is a consistent drive to raise attendance across the Academy.  Persistent absentees are challenged with support of the active Education Welfare Officer (EWO) and numbers are decreasing.

Attendance Awards are given weekly to the highest class attendance and most improved class attendance.  Half termly 100% certificates are presented to those children who sustain this. Yearly 100% prizes are presented to children.  Healthy competition is encouraged.

Up to date details about which class has the highest attendance can be found on our newsletters.

Attendance Targets and Data

Our Current Target is:  96%

 

Leicester City LA - Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service provides support to schools, children and families where attendance is a concern. The Service works with schools, children and their parents/carers to remove barriers to attendance with the aim of enabling children and young people to attend school regularly, to enjoy their education and to fulfil their potential.

Where parents are not meeting their legal responsibility, the Service is responsible for issuing Penalty Notices and also for undertaking prosecutions action in the Magistrates’ Court.

Responsibility for issuing child employment and performance licences also lies with the Service.

Contact Details

Head of Service: Ellen Collier
Queensmead EWO: Sadie Cadney

Education and Children's Services
Education Welfare Service
Collegiate House
College Street
Leicester
LE2 0JX

Phone Number: 0116 221 1260
Fax Number: 0116 221 1261
e-mail: education.welfare@leicester.gov.uk