Miss school, miss out
Every day of education and indeed every lesson matters. In the National Curriculum where there is built in progression, children who are persistently late or absent soon get behind with learning and then do not understand current lessons when they return.
The introduction to a lesson and to the school day is crucial to the child’s understanding of their own learning. Children who miss school frequently will undoubtedly have gaps in their learning which will impede their progress and future ability to engage in lessons. This in turn has a knock on effect for their ability to concentrate and for their behaviour.
Frequent absence has a profound and cumulative effect on achievement.
Portsmouth City Council run their Miss School, Miss out campaign where you can find our more information on how absence and punctuality can affect a childs education. You can also find out information relating to absence through illness, fixed penalty notices and top tips to prevent absence.
To report your child's absence please phone the school office in the morning and speak with our attendance officer, Mrs Prior.
You can also download the Studybugs app where you can report your child's absence too! If you need any assistance with this, please speak with a member of staff in the main office.