The importance of good attendance and punctuality
At St Cuthbert Mayne School, we believe that:
- Central to improving outcomes and ensuring all students can fulfil their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – students need to attend school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in secondary school.
- Punctuality is an important life skill and that lateness is bad manners. Students who arrive late to school or lessons miss out on important school information and lose learning time.
It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure that their child gets a full-time education that meets their needs. It is also the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child arrives on time at school. Parents can be prosecuted if they don’t ensure that their child gets an education.
We recognise the importance of good attendance and punctuality and always look to reward students for this.