Research has shown that regular attendance and good punctuality are crucial factors in pupils achieving their full potential. Woodcroft is committed to encouraging our children to strive for excellence. We are always pleased to work with parents and carers in resolving any difficulties but are also committed to improving attendance levels at Woodcroft. During Celebration Assembly every Friday, we share attendance information.
The target attendance figure for all pupils here at Woodcroft is a minimum of 98% attendance.
Breakfast club starts at 8:15am everyday. Otherwise children go straight to their classroom at 8:40am and registration is from 8:50am to 9:00am. Any child that arrives after 8:50am must enter the school via the school office so that they can be marked in the register.
Holidays during school term time
Up until September 1st 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 allowed Head Teachers to grant leave of absence for the purpose of a family holiday during term time in “special circumstances” of up to ten school days leave per year. Head Teachers could also grant extended leave for more than ten school days in exceptional circumstances.
However, from September 2013, the Amended Regulations make it clear that Head Teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Leave for a family holiday does not constitute exceptional circumstances.
Further information is available from the Department of Education website:
Informing the school that your child is ill.
If your child is unwell and not able to attend school, you must phone the school office as soon as possible. The office is manned from 8:15am, and there is an answer machine that is checked throughout the day. Please let a member of staff know why your child is not attending school. If we have not heard from you by 9:00am, our Home School Link Worker will contact you by either phone or text message as why your child is not in school.
If your child becomes unwell during the school day, a member of the school office will contact you. We therefore respectfully ask that you keep your contact details up to date with the office.
If you are unsure if your child needs to stay home and not attend school, please phone the school office where a member of staff can advise you.
Home School Link Worker
Mrs Pink is the Home School Link Worker, who supports children and families. Her hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. She can be contacted either on the school number 023 92593939 or her mobile 07553 981988.
These are some of the ways in which Mrs Pink may help children:
- Getting in to school on time
- Working 1:1 where required
- Overseeing My Plans
- Supporting in class
- Improving attendance across the school
These are some of the ways in which Mrs Pink may help adults:
- Signposting to outside agencies, support and services
- Helping parents with advice and being a friendly face
- Running groups and tea/coffee afternoons
- Supporting with attendance issues