This page will give you all the information you need regarding your child’s attendance here at BBA.
Attendance at Bluecoat Beechdale
We know that good attendance means better results for our young people and so we value the attendance of our students very highly.
As you can see, days off school can soon add up and missing lessons means lost learning which is even more important following the time that students have not been able to attend due to Covid 19.
What can you do to support your child’s attendance?
Try to book routine dental or medical appointments outside of the school day.
Where appointments during the school day can be avoided, ensure that your child attends school before and or after it.
Develop a good bedtime routine to ensure students are well rested and wake up ready for school.
Communicate well with your child’s tutor and year leader to enable us to help support your child with any difficulties they are experiencing at school.
Actively talk about positive things that may have happened, things that they enjoyed or made them laugh at school during the day.
What do we do to support your child’s attendance?
Communicate regularly with students and parents and carers about current attendance levels
Provide a mentoring programme to help students overcome any barriers to good attendance
Reward students as individuals and within teams for good and improved attendance
Make good attendance a prominent feature of our school curriculum so that understand the importance of it and how it will impact their lives as adults and in the work place
Provide support groups for students who struggle with worry or anxiety about school.
As a school, we are passionate about supporting families to ensure their children attend school well. We feel that support, communication and encouragement have the most positive impact on students who need to improve their attendance. However, at times it is appropriate for us to work with agencies such as the Education Welfare Service to use government tools to ensure students have access to the education they deserve.