Attendance and Punctuality
At Woodhill, we take attendance extremely seriously and it is very important that children attend school and are on time every day. Regular attendance is important if children are to make progress and take an active part in school life. Pupils should only be absent from school in the case of illness or medical/dental treatment.
Our attendance so far for 2016/17 is 96.8%
Class attendance is monitored on a weekly basis. The class with the highest attendance percentage in both Key Stage 1 and 2 are rewarded by looking after the 'Attendance Monkey' for a week.
Attendance certificates are given to those children who achieve 100% attendance in a term. At the end of the academic year, all pupils with 100% attendance will receive a certificate and will also be entered into a prize draw!
Family holidays will not be authorised by Woodhill Primary School during term time. If you decide to take your child on holiday during term time you will be at risk of receiving a penalty fine from the Attendance Advisory Service.
Fast Track to Prosecution
Woodhill is committed to the Local Authority Scheme ‘Fast Track to Prosecution’. Children are selected for Fast Track when their attendance is a continued cause for concern and parents fail to engage with the school. Regular meetings are held with the Home/School Liaison Officer, Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) Attendance Advisory Officer, and parents, to monitor the attendance of those children on Fast Track. When a child is absent through illness, parents must provide medical evidence from the GP, either by letter, a copy of the prescription or, by bringing the named medication to the school office as evidence of their child’s absence. Failure to follow this process will result in the absence being recorded as 'unauthorised'. If there is no improvement in attendance over a period of time, the school will refer the child to the RBG Attendance Advisory Service who may then take steps to issue a penalty fine or bring about court action.