Attendance and Punctuality
Good attendance is strongly linked with increased academic and social development.
The table below indicates the relationship between attendance and the imapct on the learner:
||Impact on Learning
||Impact on Learner
||Best chance of success.
||Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity.
||At least 2 weeks of learning missed - 10 days.
||Your child will have to spend time at home catching up on missed learning.
||At least 4 weeks of learning missed - 20 days
||Your child is at risk of under achieving and will need extra support to catch up on missed learning.
||At least 5 and a half weeks of learning missed - 27 days.
||Your child's poor attendance is having a significant impact on learning. Education Welfare are involved.
|| At least 7 and a half weeks of learning missed - 37 days.
||Your child is missing out on a broad and balanced education. You are at risk of prosecution.
Lateness can also have an adverse impact on learners.
The table below shows how regular impunctuality can accumalate over an academic year:
|Minutes late per day
||Equivalent of missing
||3.4 school days a year
||6.9 school days a year
||10.3 school days a year
||13.8 school days a year
||20.7 school days a year