Newlands Primary Academy is committed to the continuous raising of achievement and attainment of all our pupils.
Parents have a legal duty to ensure that their child attends school and arrives on time.
Full-time and regular attendance is essential to the all-round development of a child and they should be encouraged and allowed to take advantage of the varied educational opportunities Newlands provides.Irregular attendance undermines their education and could put them at risk, encouraging anti-social behaviour inside and outside the classroom.
At Newlands we celebrate success, each week. Good attendance provides the essential ingredients to create a fulfilling and successful school experience and beyond – and we actively encourage 100% participation in all that Newlands offers.
Whole School Attendance Percentage
Attendance is monitored for each class from the start of the academic year.
These totals are displayed on a large Snakes and Ladders board outside the assembly hall for the children to see. Children are encouraged to move their class up the ladder by coming to school every day.
The class totals for the academic year make up the Attendance Percentage for the whole school.
Class Attendance Percentages
Each class is monitored every week for attendance and lateness.
At assembly every Friday each class learns what their Class Attendance percentage for the week before was. The classes that have more than 96% attendance receive a certificate. The class with the highest percentage receives the Attendance Cup to keep for the week.
Telephone the school before 9.00am on each day of your child’s absence.
Notify the school well in advance of any medical appointments – providing appropriate evidence e.g. Hospital letters, appointment cards.
Respond to school enquiries about unexplained absence.
Keep the school / class teacher informed of any ongoing conditions or issues that may affect your child’s attendance.
Make sure you have alternative arrangements for a relative or friend to bring your child to school if you are prevented from doing so.
If you are not sure whether your child is well enough to attend school, bring them anyway. They often perk up once at school, but we will contact you if they don’t.
Encourage your child to get everything ready for school the night before – including their uniform.
Contact the school if you are not sure if it is open or check the school website.
Did you know...................
Good attendance means… being in school at least 95% of the time
or 180 to 190 days
That leaves a total of 175 days not at school! – All this time for shopping, holidays and appointments
(365 days in a calendar year)
100% =(0 days absence) 190 School days in each year
95% = (10 days absence) 180 days of education
90% = (19 days absence) 171 days of education
85% = (29 days absence) 161 days of education
80%=(38 days absence) 152 days of education
75% =(47 days absence) 143 days of education
No Attendance = No Education
Know Attendance = Know Education
For parents/carers of Thanet children that started school in September 2018 (ages 4/5) & up to age 11.
This free, half day workshop is aimed at parents & carers of children in Thanet (between the ages of 4/5 and 11 years) who have not previously received any training or support around sleep issues. The Workshop will include information on a range of sleep problems in children, who may or may not have a medical diagnosis, identifying the possible causes and consider interventions and advice to improve them.
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Registration and Coffee from 9.00 am
Workshop starts at 9.30 am and finishes at 12.45 pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Greenbanks MASH, Westfield Road, Garlinge, Margate.
There is no charge for this workshop, attendance for parents and carers is free.
This is an adult only attendance course, children should not attend. We ask that care be arranged for other children & dependants – unfortunately, there are no crèche facilities at the venue.
There are limited places which are available on a first come, first served basis; please send your application back as quickly as possible.
To book your place please complete and return an application form * by close of business Friday 8th November 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to FFISS, Foreland Fields School, Newlands Lane, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6RH. We can be contacted by telephone on 01843 268997 term-time only.
As places are limited, we will write to families who have secured a place to confirm details. If you do not receive a confirmation letter by Friday 22nd November 2019, please assume you have not been successful in securing a place on this workshop and we ask that you re-apply when we advertise our next workshop in the New Year; unfortunately, we are unable to hold waiting lists.
To avoid a wasted journey – we respectfully ask that you do not travel to Greenbanks if you have not received a letter from us confirming you have a place on this workshop.
*Application Forms can be obtained from our SENCO Mrs Hughes or Mrs Chalklin
School Arrival time and Road Safety
It has come to our attention that during arrival time the area around the school gates has become quite dangerous and parents and children have been pushed into the road or forced to walk in the road due to the pavement being blocked.
The school gates open at 8:40am, please can we remind you not to arrive before this time as that will ease congestion along the road.
We appreciate that space is limited on the pavement and along Dumpton Lane in general, therefore,
We need your co-operation to make sure that the pavements and roads around the school are kept safe!
Please ensure you:
- Always supervise your children whilst walking along Dumpton Lane
- Always Leave enough space for others to pass along the pavement safely
- Always keep buggies/prams and children close to the hedge and away from the edge of the road
- DO NOT Park on the pavements
- DO NOT park on the yellow lines