At Normanton Junior Academy we place great value on excellent attendance. Excellent attendance at school is important to allow a child or young person to fulfill their potential. To recognise this, we have a number of individual and class incentives to ensure attendance is as high as possible, hopefully exceeding our target of 96.2%. Our attendance has increased year-on-year for 6 years, with attendance at the end of the Autumn term 2017 reaching 96.0%.
Below are graphs showing how our attendance and persistent absence rate have both improved over time:
Attendance for last week
Whole school: 94.6% (week ending 8th June 2018)
3HE - 96% 3PB - 98% 3RT - 99.6% 4JH - 91% 4OB - 90% 4SG- 93% 5AP - 94% 5CS - 93% 5KP - 94% 6MW - 100% *winners* 6NY - 94%
Current attendance figures
Attendance currently stands at: 95.8% (8th June 2018)
Attendance has been lower recently due to a high number of term-time holidays.
Attendance tracking information for parents/carers
- The class who receives the highest attendance for any particular week will have the opportunity to come to school in non-uniform the following Friday.
- The class who achieve their attendance target the greatest number of weeks over the year will be rewarded with an extra school visit free of charge!
- This year, the winning class will be visiting Swillington Organic Farm and Ledston Estate on Tuesday 12th June!
In addition to the incentives listed above, there is a prize of £100 to spend at Xscape, Castleford to be won every half-term! Every time a pupil achieves 100% attendance for a week, their name is entered into the prize draw. At the end of the half-term, the name of 1 lucky pupil is chosen at random, and their family receive the £100 voucher. Remember, each week is another chance to enter the draw!
Winners this year:
Autumn 1 - Dawid (6NY)
Autumn 2 - Megan (3RT)
Spring 1 - Ewan (3RT)
Spring 2 - Ethan (4SG)
Expected Periods Off School For Sickness
Below is a table of some of the most common illnesses which can occur in schools and the expected periods which your child should remain absent from school if they contract them (source: DfE Infection Control in Schools).
Recommended Period To Be Kept Away
|Tonsillitis||None||Many causes, most cases due to virus and do not need antibiotics.|
|Conjunctivitis||None||If an outbreak occurs, the school need to refer to their local PHE (Public Health England) Centre.|
|Scabies||Child can return to school after first treatment.||Household and close contacts require treatment.|
|Head Lice||None||Treatment is recommended in cases only where live lice have been seen.|
|Hand, Foot and Mouth||None||Exclusion only considered if a large number of pupils contract.|
|Sickness and Diarrhoea||48 hours after last period of vomiting.|
|Measles||4 days from the outset of rash.||Preventable by vaccination (MMR x 2)|
|Chicken Pox||Until all vesicles have crusted over.|
|Period Pains||None||Best kept mobile with gentle exercise, pain killers and heat pads.|
|Scarlet Fever||Child can return after antibiotic treatment starts.||Antibiotic treatment is recommended for the infected child.|
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted/healed or 48 hours after antibiotic treatment.||Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period.|
Slapped Cheeck/Fifth Disease/
|None (once rash has developed)|
|Warts & Verrucae||None||Verrucae should be covered in swimming pools, gymnasiums and changing rooms.|