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Dear Parents / Carers

The school sets target for attendance and expects children to aim for 100% attendance to ensure they receive every opportunity to reach their full potential. Just one day of absence means 6 hours of missed learning opportunities. Likewise, late arrival at school impacts on your child’s learning as they miss the morning welcome and the introduction to the lesson. Late arrival is also embarrassing for your child so please ensure your child is always on time.

Charlie Taylor’s report, ‘Improving Attendance at School ‘, states that “focus on unauthorised absence deflects attention away from the most important issue – that all absence is bad for children’s education”.  The staff at Furness agree with this statement which is why we work in partnership with parents and the Brent Education Welfare Service to monitor any potential causes for concern.

It is well researched that a pupil’s attainment is linked to attendance. ‘If a school can improve attendance by 1%, they will see a 5-6% improvement in attainment’ (Department for Education)

Every lesson counts! Every minute counts! 

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