How do we promote good attendance?

Over the last three years, a huge variety of strategies have been implemented in order to raise attendance levels. These include:
 
  • Weekly class attendance prize winners- announced in praise assembly
  • Weekly attendance target setting discussions
  • Tesco voucher incentives for termly attendance above 97%
  • Attendance bingo
  • Attendance meetings with families 
  • Attendance letters at the end of each half term
  • Regular attendance updates in the school newsletter 
  • Family Support Worker intervention for families who struggle with morning/bedtime routines
  • Health referrals for children with underlying medical conditions 
  • Referral to Education Welfare Support 
  • School health supporting with promoting good hygiene in the EYFS
  • Attendance focus at induction meetings for new pupils 
We are always looking to invent new ways of promoting good attendance and ideas and suggestions are welcome.