Attendance and Punctuality are extremely important at Lowedges Junior Academy.
We believe it is vital that children are in school, and learning, as much as they possibly can be. Children with OUTSTANDING ATTENDANCE are able to participate in, and benefit from, the wonderful learning, event and activities provided by our school; what we would like for every single one of our pupils!
If a child’s attendance drops below 93% we may ask Mrs Jones, the Academy Education Welfare Officer, to support the family.
We understand that from time to time children need to be absent from school, but we ask that parents/carers contact school before 9am to let us know that your child is absent and why. We are able to administer prescribed medicines in school so if this is required, please bring the medicines into the school office and fill out the permission form to allow us to do this.
School opens at 8:30am. Arriving at 8:30am every day will ensure that any additional support from the previous days’ work can be given prior to the next lesson starting that day. Being on time is really important; learning starts the minute the children enter class each day and if your child is late they could miss the beginning of the lesson where the teacher explains what they need to do and gives the key learning points for the rest of the session, meaning that your child may then find their work harder to do.
Getting into the habit of being punctual at school is a good life lesson. Good timekeeping is a requirement for most employers and is usually listed as a requirement for employees so by ensuring your child learns to be on time you are not only helping them make the most of school, but also helping them with their future job prospects.