Encouraging Good Attendance
Promoting and Celebrating Good Attendance and Punctuality
At Harehills Primary we understand the impact good attendance and punctuality has on our children’s learning and we believe in rewarding good attendance and punctuality to engage and motivate our children. We have many initiatives to support and celebrate attendance and punctuality so that it remains a high profile in school and with our families.
Some of the ways in which we promote and celebrate good attendance and punctuality:
- Key Phase celebration assembly weekly to award the class with the best attendance a trophy and certificate.
- All classroom doors have an Attendance poster called ‘the Scores on the Doors’ which is updated weekly with the class’ attendance.
- Every year group has a thematic attendance board to record individual classes’ weekly attendance percentage. Mr Ali holds a whole school assembly each half term to celebrate which class has the best attendance for the half term.
- At the end of the year, the class with the best attendance for the year wins a prize. The winning class in Upper Key Stage 2 and in Lower Key Stage 2 win a bowling trip. The class with the best attendance in EYFS and in Key Stage 1 win a bouncy castle party.
- At the end of the year, every child who has achieved 100% attendance is awarded a 100% medal. Their name is also put into a prize draw to win a special prize such as a family cinema trip, a scooter, etc
- Individual Class attendance is shared on the half termly school newsletter.
- For those children who require support on an individual basis, a bespoke reward system is in place.
Each half term we hold a Classopoly Week. All Classes in school aim to achieve 100% attendance for the week, and if they do so, they get to roll the dice and play Classopoly in Assembly. Prizes such as extra playtime, milkshakes, book vouchers, baking, arts and crafts are all up for grabs!