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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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Attendance

"The school puts a high priority on pupils’ welfare. Attendance has improved and is good.”

Ofsted October 2016


Attendance-Policy

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Morning Session 8.30am Pupils with siblings start
8.40am Pupils without siblings start
11.45am Lunchtime
Afternoon session 12.45pm Bell rings and registration
2.55pm End of school day for pupils with siblings
3.05pm  End of school day for pupils without siblings

There is a very clear relationship between the regularity with which pupils attend school and their academic achievement.

Pupils with good attendance benefit from:

  • continuity of learning in lessons
  • improved performance in formal assessments
  • support and guidance with reading, writing and maths
  • maintaining friendships
  • developing good habits for life

We therefore ask for your full support to keep your child’s attendance a priority and aim for at least 97% attendance. Please let the office know if your child is to be absent on the first day of the absence period. We monitor the attendance of all children and we target anyone who has attendance below 95%.

This can involve:

  • Phone calls home
  • Text messages
  • Home visits
  • Warning letters
  • Invitations to attend meetings with the attendance team
  • Referrals to the local authority educational social worker team

Punctuality

The bell rings at 8.30/8.40 am to signal that it is time to line up and any pupils arriving after this time will receive a late mark. Children should not arrive at school before 8.30am unless they are accompanied by a parent. Teaching staff are out on the playground from 8.25am. Parents should also collect children promptly at 2.55/3.05pm

Medical/dental appointments

Please try to arrange medical appointments outside of school hours. However if there is no alternative,you must show the class teacher/office the appointment card or letter.

Recipe for fantastic punctuality

  • 1 good pinch of preparation for the next morning
  • 1 noisy alarm clock1 peaceful bedtime story
  • 2 extra-large cups of sleep
  • 1 good breakfast 
  • a sprinkle of enthusiasm

Method

  1. Set your alarm clock.
  2. Read a bedtime story.
  3. Snuggle down and have a good night’s sleep (recommended sleep time of 10 hours).
  4. When your alarm clock rings get up straight away. (TIP –don’t go back to sleep as this could spoil the recipe).
  5. Wash, get dressed, have your breakfast and then brush your teeth.
  6. Finish off with a coat, shoes and a book bag.
  7. Remember anything else you need for the day ahead.
  8. Almost there, but make sure that you give yourself enough time to make your way to schooland arrive just before 8.35am full of energy

Well done you should now have fantastic punctuality!

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