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: 96.1% (week ending 16th February 2018)
3HE - 98.5% *winners* 3PB - 97% 3RT - 96% 4JH - 95% 4OB - 98.3% 4SG - 94% 5AP - 95% 5CS - 97% 5KP - 95% 6MW - 96% 6NY - 95%
Current attendance figures
Attendance currently stands at: 95.8% (16th February 2018)
Classes throughout school have been hit by the flu bug which affected the whole country over recent weeks. This has seen our attendance dip from 96.0% to 95.8%, although we have bounced back strongly over the last fortnight.
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!
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!
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.|