Attendance & Behaviour
Hello, I’m Mrs Johnson the Attendance and Behaviour officer here at Towngate Primary Academy.
Good attendance is perhaps the most important factor in successful learning. Towngate Primary Academy recognises that there is a clear link between student attendance and achievement, and that students with good attendance have the best chance of being successful. At Towngate Primary Academy , students are encouraged to have 100% attendance, and aim for a minimum of 97% over the Academic year.
Parents are requested not to arrange family holidays or visits during term time. Applications for such visits will not be approved and will count as unauthorised absence, which could lead to a penalty notice being issued. If you wish to request a leave of absence during term time, please do this in writing and submit it to Mrs Berry, our Headteacher, to consider.
Punctuality is essential if your child is going to make the most of their learning. If your child is absent then you must telephone the Academy office by 8.35 am each day your child is absent.
Classroom doors close at 9.00am sharp, after this time your child will need to be signed in at main reception and will receive a late mark. If your child arrives after 9.10am your child will received a U mark, this means that your child arrived after registers closed and therefore is an unauthorised absence mark. In line with Towngate Academy’s Attendance Policy any child that receives 10 late marks within the academic year, any further late marks will be recorded as U (unauthorised absence) and could result in a penalty notice.
Mrs Berry (Headteacher) and I are always around the school grounds on a morning if you would like to discuss any of this information further.
If you have any questions or require further support please feel free to contact me here at the academy or on 01924 302865.