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%.
- The class which receives the highest attendance for any particular week will enjoy an extra playtime the following week.
- Classes reaching their target every week over a half-term will choose a class reward.
*NEW * Individual Incentives
In addition to the incentives listed above, there is now a prize of £100 to spend at Xscape, Castleford to be won! Every time a pupil achieves 100% attendance for a week, their name will be entered into the prize draw. At the end of the half-term, our EWO, Jane Richardson will draw the name of 1 lucky pupil whose family will receive the £100 voucher. Remember, each week is another chance to enter the draw!
Current attendance figures
Attendance this year is currently higher than last year at 95.6% against 95.2% last year. We are just below our target at present but with your support we can improve this and hit the target, with the hope of going even further!
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 Diarrhea||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.|