Punctuality and attendance are two of the most sought after qualities as far as an employer is concerned. Promoting regular attendance is part of our commitment to raising levels of achievement.
WHAT IS GOOD ATTENDANCE?
There is sometimes a perception that an attendance rate of 90% is good. This is because an examination score of 90% means excellence. However, as an attendance rate, 90% is unsatisfactory, it equates to missing 20 days per year. The whole school attendance target this year is 95%.
THE IMPACT OF ATTENDANCE ON ATTAINMENT . . . DID YOU KNOW?
Government research shows students who have less than 90% attendance (20 or more days missed in a year) achieve, on average, a whole grade lower than expected in examinations. There is a link between the number of days a child is absent and their average earnings in later life. A child is not in school 185 days a year – plenty of time to go shopping, take holidays, visit family or attend routine appointments during this time only A parent/carer has a legal responsibility to ensure that his/her child attends school regularly.
WHY IS GOOD ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT?
- To make new friends
- To learn and enjoy new experiences
- To develop skills that you will need in later life
- To take part in a wide range of activities in and outside of Kings Monkton School
- To learn how to look after themselves and encourage independence
- To feel safe and listened to
- To improve their chances of having a good career or life chances
- To make a positive contribution to the Kings Monkton and our community
HOW CAN A PARENT/CARER HELP?
- Tell your child how important school is.
- Praise your child for working hard and attending school.
- Organise non-urgent medical appointments outside of school time.
- Check that you child is organised for school (with a bag to carry their things, pencil case, calculator etc).
- Make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and wakes up in good time for the school day, arriving no later than by 8.15am.
- Take time to talk to your child about what they have done in school.
- Contact the school before 8.30am if your child is genuinely ill or is unable to attend.
- Talk to someone at the school if there is a problem or reason why your child finds it difficult to attend regularly.
GCSE Results 2015
Level 1 Threshold 100%
Level 2 Threshold 100%
Level 2+ Threshold 100%
Percentage of A*-A = 73.9%
GCSE Results 2014
Level 2 Threshold 89% – 5 GCSEs grade C and above.
Level 2+ Threshold 89% – 5 GCSEs grade C and above including English and Maths
Early Entry Results – Year 9 & 10 2014
A*-A – 100%
A*-B – 100%
A*-B – 91%
A*-C – 100%
A*-B – 85%
A*-C – 100%
A*-B – 86%
A*-C – 100%
GCSE Results 2013
Level 2 88%
Level 2 + 82%