Ideally, children should be in school, on time, 100% of the time. We attach great importance to making a prompt start to the day so children should arrive punctually at 8.50 am (8.30 am for the Nursery) every day. Lateness and absence affect all children’s learning, not just those directly involved.
At St. Aidan’s we believe that:
all children should come to school every day and be on time;
good attendance and punctuality are essential if children are to take full advantage of school and gain the appropriate skills which will equip them for life;
children should only be absent or late if the reason is “unavoidable”;
poor punctuality and absence has an impact not only on the child directly involved but as their teacher helps them to catch up, the quality of teaching and other children’s learning is adversely affected.