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Attendance & Punctuality

Did You Know?

  • Our expectation at Roundhay is at least 97% attendance, that’s 5 days off in the year.
  • At Roundhay, it is a fact that the greater the attendance the greater the levels of attainment.
  • Statistics tell us that if your child’s attendance is 88%, they have a 3% chance of achieving five 5-9 GCSEs Missing one day of school per week equals one year of school missed over the course of five years.

What I Need To Do?

  • Make sure your son/daughter arrives on time and attends every day, every missed day counts!
  • Ensure you son/daughter arrives at school each morning for 8.20am. Failure to do so will result in an ‘L’ code if they get to registration. If they arrive after 8.45am they will need to sign in at the main office, this will result in a 30minutes detention. If they do not sign in this is a serious safeguarding concern, they may be reported as missing. Failure to sign in at the main office if late after 8.45am results in an hour detention.
  • Arriving after 9.30am will result in a ‘U’ code, meaning an unauthorised absence.
  • Contact the school by 8.20am on 0113 3931200 at the latest on each day your son/daughter is absent, stating full name and Year Group.
  • Provide the relevant information as evidence as requested by the Attendance Team when your son/daughter, through illness, cannot attend. This needs to be a medical note, evidence of appointment card or doctor’s / hospital letter.
  • Attend any meetings requested to discuss your son/daughter’s attendance or punctuality and support the school to help your child achieve.

What I Need To Know

Authorised absences are mornings or afternoons away from school for a very good reason, for example, severe illness or unavoidable causes. The school will determine whether an absence is unauthorised or not. It does this by following Government Guidelines. Unauthorised absence may include:

  • Truancy from a session
  • Keeping children off school without a reason
  • Taking holidays during term time

Children who arrive late to school after registration has closed Excellent attendance and punctuality will:

  • Help your son/daughter make progress in lessons
  • Reduce the achievement gap helping them attain higher grades
  • Make for a positive reference
  • Improve employability

How Can I Help?

  • Encourage your child to attend school every day, you will help them maximise their potential and achievements. There is clear evidence that poor attendance equals lower levels of achievement.
  • Support school and avoid giving your child mixed messages, be positive about school and set up routines that help your child attend every day.
  • Never encourage absence from school unless absolutely necessary.
  • Collaborate, work with school and contact us if you need support or just want to talk something through.

Who Can Help?

Additional Support is provided by:

  • Regular telephone calls and text messages
  • Meetings in school to discuss issues
  • Visits home by our Attendance / Safeguarding Team
  • Referral to External Agencies, eg The ARM Cluster
  • Referral to the Authority
 
For all staff please contact via the main switchboard 01133931200
Mrs Oxley
Attendance Manager
secondaryabsence@roundhayschool.com
Mr Fennelly or Miss Forsyth
Attendance Office
secondaryabsence@roundhayschool.com
Miss Bramley
Heads of Year 7

nbramley@roundhayschool.com
Miss Hooley
Head of Year 8
khooley@roundhayschool.com
Miss Armstrong
Head of Year 9
larmstrong@roundhayschool.com
Mr Draper
Head of Year 10
tdraper@roundhayschool.com
Miss Parson
Assistant Headteacher KS4
Mrs Kelly
Year Manager


tparson@roundhayschool.com or
ekelly@roundhayschool.com
Secondary Attendance
 
For all staff please contact via the main switchboard 01133931200
Mrs Oxley
Attendance Manager
secondaryabsence@roundhayschool.com
Mr Fennelly or Miss Forsyth
Attendance Office
secondaryabsence@roundhayschool.com
Miss Bramley
Heads of Year 7

nbramley@roundhayschool.com
Miss Hooley
Head of Year 8
khooley@roundhayschool.com
Miss Armstrong
Head of Year 9
larmstrong@roundhayschool.com
Mr Draper
Head of Year 10
tdraper@roundhayschool.com
Miss Parson
Assistant Headteacher KS4
Mrs Kelly
Year Manager


tparson@roundhayschool.com or
ekelly@roundhayschool.com

Attendance Top Tops - Help Secure Success

Ensure you child has excellent attendance, (97% or above). They are more likely to:

  • Be appointed to their dream job
  • Be paid a higher salary
  • Develop good habits for work and wider life
  • Achieve higher than average grades in their GCSEs
  • Secure a place at a college, University or Training Course
  • Maintain strong and sound friendships within school
  • Improve their employability Don’t break the chain.

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