At Langmoor we encourage children to come to school on time and ready to start their learning. Every week in assembly the class with the best attendance get a certificate and get to look after the attendance bears for a week.
At the end of each term, those children who have had 100% attendance are rewarded with a certificate and a small gift such as a pencil, rubber or ruler. The class with the best attendance wins a monetary prize which the children then get to choose how to spend.
This is repeated for the end of the Academic year for those children who have had 100% attendance throughout the school year.
School starts at 8.45 a.m. every day. Children need to be in their class line at 8.45 a.m. so that they can start their lessons promptly. Children who arrive late are greatly disadvantaged because they miss starting the day with their peers and the beginning of lessons. This means that they are often unsettled and confused about tasks. Their teacher will not always be able to re explain work.
It is also very important that children establish good routines and habits in preparation for the rest of their lives. Punctuality is a life skill that they need to develop whilst they are young. It is essential that you ensure that your child arrives at school on time to prevent disruption to your child’s own learning and that of others. We will continue to focus on this area with children through class work and school assemblies
We are required to monitor children’s punctuality and attendance. On-going lateness (after the class register has been taken) is classified as an unauthorised absence. We understand that there may be rare occasions when you are unavoidably late due to unforeseen circumstances. On these occasions please make sure that you contact the school office to inform us when you will arrive.
Children must be collected at 3.15 p.m. High levels of unauthorised absences or poor punctuality can result in a referral to the Educational Welfare Service or other agencies which have a duty to investigate further and could result in legal action being taken against you.
If you are experiencing difficulties with punctuality and would like to talk to us about it, please make an appointment to do so.