GCPS smash the national average for attendance
Every day counts when it comes to attending school and we know just how hard it can be sometimes to get little ones to school every day, on time. So, when we achieve this, it is important to celebrate it.
The national expectation for primary school attendance is 96% and anything above this is considered “good attendance”, that means having less than 10 days absence – which isn’t a lot across a year really.
This year has been a fantastic one for attendance at Greenland Community Primary School. At the point of writing, attendance for the year sat at a very impressive 97%. With 344 children on roll, th254 of them have above the national average. This, compared to 192 in the last academic year and 152 in the one prior, is a phenomenal achievement for both the school, the children and their families.
Mr Banks, Greenland Community Primary School’s Assistant Headteacher said,
“For our attendance for the year to reach 97% is fantastic given that we have been below the national average for the school year for the previous 5 years.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all our children, teachers, parents and carers for their support.
Mr Shaw has been instrumental in our success; forging excellent relationships with children, parents and other carers since starting with us in January 2018 and will continue to do so as we move into 2019/20.”
Greenland run several incentives across the year which have contributed immensely to their success and have seen children take great pride in their attendance achievements, instilling a strong work ethic amongst peers.
This year concluded with a special celebration seeing winners and their families take part in a circus workshop, learn circus skills and enjoying an exclusive performance by Lets Circus.
Bobbie-Joe, Greenland Community Primary School’s Amazing Attendance Star Award winner said,
“We’ve had some amazing attendance rewards this year, but the circus celebration was my favourite. I really enjoyed learning how to spin the plates”
I’m really pleased I won the Amazing Attendance award; my mam and teachers are really proud of me.”
With their families’ support, Greenland will be striving to increase their 97% even further for 2019/20.