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Attendance

School Attendance Matters

Here at Normanton Junior Academy, we are always striving to improve attendance. We need your help to achieve our target of 96%.

Why is good attendance important?

Studies have proven that good attendance and punctuality are essential if children are to make good progress in their learning.

Regular school attendance means your child can make the most of their education, improving their chances in adult life. Being in school will also help your child’s social skills, such as making and keeping friendships.

A regular and punctual attendance pattern will also help your child when they enter the world of work.

Please feel free to familiarise yourself with the current attendance policy and documentation before you child joins us at Normanton Junior Academy.

Class Incentives

  • 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!

 

Individual Incentives

In addition to the incentives listed above, there are two prizes of £100 to spend at Xscape, Castleford to be won every term! Every time a pupil achieves 100% attendance for a week, their name is entered into the prize draw. At the end of the term, the name of two lucky pupils, one from lower school and one from upper school, are chosen at random, and their family receive the £100 voucher. Remember, each week is another chance to enter the draw!

Winners this year:

Autumn (upper school) - Kyle (6NY)

Autumn (lower school) - Elliot (4HL)

 

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).  

 

Infection/Complaint

Recommended Period To Be Kept Away

From School/Nursery/Childminders

Comments
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/

Parvovirus B19

None (once rash has developed)
Warts & Verrucae None Verrucae should be covered in swimming pools, gymnasiums and changing rooms.