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28th October 2020
Important notice:Lawnswood School is now closed for half term. If you are ringing to report that your child has tested positive for COVID-19 please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via the school website contact form. Please state your child's name, year group and leave a contact number for a member of staff to get in touch with you. The School office will re-open on Monday 2 November. Thank you. Contact
For Parents and Carers
We encourage and reward good attendance. Every student’s good attendance is vital as it has a clear link with progress and attainment. At Lawnswood we aim for 100% attendance, students must be in school every day.
Students who attend less than 90% in a school year are labelled as persistently absent by the government. Persistent Absence from school is statistically proven to lower exam results by at least one grade. If you have a school attendance of 90% for 5 years at high school you have the equivalent of 3 months off school.
As a school we will support families when their child's attendance falls short of our expectations, this may mean involving the Educational Welfare Service and Leeds City Council Children’s Services.
If you are experiencing any difficulties affecting your child's attendance please do not hesitate to contact their year manager in the first instance.
The Government changed the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations in relation to term time holidays on 1st September 2013.
As a result, Head Teachers can no longer allow any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. This means that holidays in term time will not be authorised and will be marked as an unauthorised absence in the school register.
Unauthorised absences may result in a Penalty Notice being issued under the provisions of the Education Act 1996 (as amended) which means that you could be fined for your child’s absence.
Note: Payment of a Penalty Notice (from September 2013), if paid within 21 days, is £60 per parent/carer, per child. If you do not pay within 21 days the fine is increased to £120 and you have a further 7 days to make this payment in full.
Non-payment of a Penalty Notice within the total 28-day period could result in the commencement of criminal proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court under Section 444 of the Education Act 1996.
The issuing of Penalty Notices relates to any unauthorised absence. Authorisation of absence is at the Head Teacher’s discretion and if your child is absent for any reason such as illness, you may be required to provide school with evidence of the absence such as a medical appointment card or prescription. Information on penalty notices is also available on the Leeds City Council and DFE websites.
|Attendance %||Absence per week/fortnight||Absence per year||Absence over 5 year period|
|95%||Half day||2 weeks||Quarter of a year|
|90%||Half day weekly||4 weeks||Half a year|
|85%||One and half days fortnightly||6 weeks||Three quarters of year|
|80%||One day weekly||8 weeks||One year|
|75%||Two and half days fortnightly||10 weeks||One and quarter years|
|70%||One and half days weekly||12 weeks||One and half years|
|65%||Three and half days fortnightly||14 weeks||One and three quarter years|
|60%||Two days weekly||16 weeks||Two years|
|55%||Four and half days fortnightly||18 weeks||Two and a quarter years|
|50%||Two and half days weekly||20 weeks||Two and half years|
The table below highlights how important punctuality is.
|Daily lateness||Equates to...|
|5 minutes late||3 days lost per school year|
|10 minutes late||6.5 days lost per school year|
|15 minutes late||10 days lost per school year|
|20 minutes late||13 days lost per school year|
|30 minutes late||19 days lost per school year|
Research shows that if a student misses 17 days in a school year, he/she falls one whole grade below expected results in their GCSE examinations across ALL subjects.
Attendance affects attainment: fact
Having analysed GCSE results and attendance, the facts are:
|Percentage attendance within a year||How students performed|
|0-50%||9 grades are below targets|
|60-70%||8 grades are below targets|
|70-80%||6 grades are below targets|
|80-85%||4 grades are below targets|
|85-92%||3 grades are below targets|
|Over 96%||2 grades are above predicted targets|
We'd love you to come & join our team - our school community truly reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Leeds & it's a great place to work. We're recruiting for a Year Manager, a Senior DT Technician & an IT technician. #commitment @JCPinWestYorks Details: https://t.co/0dboZdqnIR
28th October 2020
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28th October 2020
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27th October 2020
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26th October 2020
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26th October 2020