There have been 13 children absent from school due to unauthorised holidays during term time since September. Had these children been in school our overall yearly attendance to date would be 96.3%.
Our commitment to improving attendance
As part of Leigh Academies Trust, Molehill Primary Academy is committed to improving the attendance of all of our pupils.
The former post of Education Welfare Officer (EWO) has been replaced with the post of Designated School Liaison Officer. These officers will work closely with schools and academies to address occurrences of low attendance. Part of the change involves bringing in earlier referrals to the Early Help Workers for families where attendance is below expectations and where no improvement in attendance has been seen.
As an academy, we have also reviewed our systems and arrangements for dealing with attendance issues. Mrs Hammond our Pastoral Support Worker will focus on working with identified families to improve both attendance and punctuality within the academy.
If your child is unable to come to school you MUST report this to reception, in person, by telephone, text or email on the morning of absence. If you fail to do this, absence will be recorded as unauthorised. All unauthorised absence will be addressed and a Penalty Notice will be requested when 5 days/10 sessions of unauthorised absence is reached. Please contact Mrs Hammond if there are circumstance that affect your child’s attendance.
Every minute counts! Lateness = lost learning. The figures below are calculated over a school year:
Every school day counts!
This year pupils can earn HOUSE POINTS for attending school regularly. 100% attendance, excellent attendance and most improved attendance will all be recognised at the end of each full term.
Rewards for Attendance
Daci is learning really well. I love the fact that the children are pushed to their full potential.
It was very nice to be able to view Oliver’s work and see how he is progressing. Thank you for the opportunity.
“My child really enjoyed this Play and Stay and so did I as a parent. Nothing to improve – really pleased!”
Yr R Parent
Thanks for inviting me to do a story session with your school. I found the whole experience very rewarding as both children, and teachers were open to engage with me, and participated in listening to the stories, dressing up, singing and dancing.
Genny Jones (Confidence Queen)
“The behaviour of the Year 5 children was a credit to the school when we were out on the road.”
Mick Jeffries, Invicta Cycle Training
At the end of every lesson I know a bit more than before.Year 6 pupil