Attendance

Attendance
All of the staff at Sandy Lane Nursery and Forest School do their best to ensure your child is ‘school ready’. We can do this more effectively if your child has good attendance at nursery.

There is a strong link between attendance and educational attainment. Research has concluded that children have little chance of catching up to their peers if their attendance is poor. This doesn’t just impact on a child’s early years’ education but later on in their school careers they are likely to get further behind. This could result in future disengagement in school as they get older, including truancy, exclusions and, of course, fewer and lower educational qualifications.

It is therefore crucial that we all get it right from the start! The government aims for all children to have at least 97% attendance, which equates to just eight days off per year. So please endeavour to get your child in nursery every day – and we can cope with minor coughs and colds! That way, we have the best chance of enabling your child to reach their full potential.

190 school days

190 Opportunities for Learning

 

 

190

8 days absence and lost learning

19 days absence and lost learning

29 days absence and lost learning

38 days absence and lost learning

48 days absence and lost learning

 

182

 

171

 

161

 

152

 

142

 

100%

EXCELLENT

97%

VERY GOOD

90%

GOOD

85%

POOR

80%

VERY POOR

75%

SERIOUS CONCERNS

 

This is the best chance of success

Gets your child off to a flying start

You should be aiming for 97% and above

Worrying

Less chance of success.

Makes it harder to make progress.

Serious concerns

Not fair on your child

 

175 non-school days in a year means 175 days for family time including holidays