Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Pupils Praised For Improved Attendance

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

Pupils with good or improving attendance have been celebrated for their efforts at a city primary. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A special attendance assembly at Clwyd Community Primary School highlighted the outstanding efforts of 13 pupils to make sure they were in school and on time to learn. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The school’s Attendance Governor Douglas Thomas also presented a special shield and prize to Year 4 pupil Courtney Hyde who has had the largest improvement in attendance across the school hitting 98.7% to date. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event aims to raise awareness among pupils about how important attendance is to making the most of education and having the best possible opportunities in life. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Headteacher Stephen Brown said: “Attendance is high on the agenda at Clwyd because it gives children the best opportunity to achieve their best in their school lives and beyond. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“13 pupils have been awarded certificates this term for consistent outstanding levels of attendance, improvement in school attendance and also for a good attitude to attendance by taking steps such as booking medical appointments after school rather than during school time in order to maintain outstanding attendance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We will continue to work with parents and Education Welfare Officers to keep improving attendance.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jen Raynor, Swansea Council Cabinet member for Education, said: “Well done to all the children who attend consistently all year but also those who are striving to do better at attending too. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We are continuing to work with schools as part of our Incentivising Attendance Programme to celebrate and boost good attendance. It’s part of a range of measures by the Council to help pupils achieve their full potential.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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