Over 40% of students achieved 100% attendance last term, a fantastic achievement which shows improvement from Term 2. Celebration assemblies at the end of term were used to praise students and many were successful in winning vouchers or invitation to a special celebration lunch in acknowledgement of their success.
We value attendance highly because we know if students are not in College, they are not learning and their potential grades will suffer. The process of education is life long and we build on what we already know; if students are absent, no matter what year group, they are damaging their future by missing out on vital learning opportunities. Each year there are 190 school days which leaves 175 days for holidays, shopping, birthday treats and non-urgent medical and dental appointments.
We aim for all students to achieve at least 95% attendance over the year; absence can soon build up, often without realising. Even 90% attendance means that nearly 4 weeks of College will be missed.
If your son or daughter had
98% attendance = less than 4 days absent from school
95% attendance = less than 10 days absent from school
90% attendance = less than 4 weeks absent from school
85% attendance = 5 ½ weeks absent from school
80% attendance = 7 ½ weeks absent from school
If attendance stays at 80% over the course of their time at Broadoak, students will miss the equivalent of one academic year. This explains why the attainment of students with this level of attendance is nationally so poor.
We work closely with the Education Welfare Service and tutors/Year Leaders are happy to discuss with you any concerns you may have about your child's attendance.