RLA children deserve the best! Every day counts.
High learner absence and lateness is not tolerated at RLA.
Every absence means lost learning and missed friendships.
If you are having difficulties in ensuring your child’s good attendance or good punctuality, we want to help, however we can. We will be delighted to support you and your child to have fantastic attendance and punctuality!
|Above 97% = Less than 6 days absence a year - Excellent attendance! Thank you! Children who are achieving above 97% will almost certainly get the best outcomes they can, leading to better prospects for their future.|
|95% = 10 days absence a year – Good attendance! These young people are likely to achieve good outcomes and have good future prospects. But, they still need to improve their attendance.|
|90% = 19 days absence a year - Children who are missing this much time off will be absent for almost 1 month per school year, making it very difficult for them to achieve their best. This is a real concern for us!|
|85% = 29 days absence a year - Children missing this much time off will be absent for almost 6 weeks per school year, making it extremely difficult for them to keep up with their work. These children are very unlikely to achieve their best and are likely to experience poor self-esteem because they are getting behind their peers.|
|80% = 38 days absence a year - Children who are constantly missing this much time off will be absent for almost 1 ½ full years over the 7 years of primary education, making it impossible to keep up with work and dramatically limiting future prospects. Not acceptable, unless genuine health reasons impact on positive attendance.|
Targets: Whilst COVID continues to impact on attendance, we at RLA still want to set high targets for us to achieve so that the child, if well enough, attends school and achieves their best outcomes possible.
Our 2022 pupil attendance target is a minimum of 95%. Our persistent absence target (children below 90% attendance) target is 8%