Whitmore Park Primary School Bobby

Attendance & Behaviour

Attendance

We view regular attendance as an essential part of a child’s academic and social success. The school seeks to ensure that all its pupils receive a full-time education which maximises opportunities for each learner to realise his/her true potential in an aspiring, caring environment. All staff work with pupils and their families to ensure each pupil attends school regularly and punctually.

We can help with advice and support if you are experiencing any barriers around attendance and punctuality.

Our schools target for attendance is 96.4%. This is for the whole school and for every pupil. We have a system of incentives and rewards which acknowledges the efforts of our learners for their good attendance: trophies with treats, certificates, chocolate bars, Planet Ice vouchers and tokens!

If you would like any further information please contact our School Liaison & Attendance Officer

Punctuality

[expectations of punctuality with arrival & collection]

Punctuality is important in the education of your child. If your child is persistently late then they are missing the start of lessons which may have a negative impact on their learning, confidence and self-esteem.

Please inform the school if your child is unavoidably late.

Every minute matters!

Times of the school day

Pupils are invited into school at 08:45 (for Reception & KS1) or 08:50 (for KS2) and registration takes place at 08:55.

The end of the school days is 15:15 when your children can be collected.

Did you know...?

5 minutes late every day

  • Your child will loose 3 learning days every year
  • Being late gives your child a very poor start to the day

15 minutes late every day

  • Is the same as being away from school for 2 whole weeks a year
  • Being late makes children feel different, flustered and embarrassed

30 minutes late every day

  • Is the same as missing 19 learning days every year
  • Court action is possible
  • Being late disrupts your child, their class and their teacher

Please help your child to be in school on time.

Medical

The term ‘medicines’ applies only to medication prescribed by a pupil’s doctor.

An administration of medication form must be completed which is kept in the main school office.

Role of the parent

Parent/carer to bring the medicine into school and complete the required form. Please ensure that all medicines are in date.

Role of the school

Staff will make themselves aware of any pupils with medical conditions in their class. The information will be in the information sheets and disclaimer forms which are held in the Admin Office.

Epipens will be labelled, stored centrally and accessible at all times.

Inhalers will be labelled with the child’s name and kept accessible at all times. All pupils who use inhalers should take them with them when they go on trips, swimming lessons and out of school activities e.g. sports. Teachers will ensure this happens. Pupils are expected to administer their own inhaler.

Medicine for long term conditions will be kept centrally in the admin office. All medicines will be clearly labelled with the child’s name and checked regularly to ensure they remain in date.

Accidents

Playtimes/Lunchtimes

If pupils sustain an injury there is an allocated First Aid area where they will be seen by the identified first aider. An accident form will be completed and the pupil section taken home by the child. For serious injuries parents/carers and the Headteacher will be informed. An accident form will be completed by the school Business Manager who may want to talk to any witnesses.

For an accident involving a nursery or reception class child, an Early Years Accident Form will be completed and signed by the parent.

For minor accidents the class teacher will be informed and the appropriate first aid given. If necessary the child will be sent to the Headteacher’s office for observation.

Parents will be notified of any head injury.

Behaviour

[we have an open-door policy - link to behaviour management policy on Policies page]

Expectations of behaviour are clear to all pupils and staff. There are 3 stages to our behaviour policy:

  • Stage 1 – a warning
  • Stage 2 – time-out within the classroom
  • Stage 3 – Headteacher’s office

See also our behaviour policy.

School Values and Rules

Our school rules are based on five key values. We teach our children these values to support their moral development and to prepare them for life in modern Britain.

Our Golden Rules

Honesty

Do be honest.

Don’t cover up the truth.

Kindness

Do be kind and gentle.

Don’t let hands, feet or words hurt.

Respect

Do listen to others.

Don’t ignore or interrupt.

Community

Do look after our school.

Don’t spoil our school.

Growth

Do your best.

Don’t waste your talents.

Triple P

Triple P

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) takes the guesswork out of parenting. It is one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence to show it works for most families.

Whitmore Park Primary School
Halford Lane, Coventry, CV6 2HG
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