Ensuring your child is safe and happy at school is of the utmost importance to us and we have established a robust framework to ensure that all our staff can provide the highest levels of care and support, personalised to your child’s needs.
Your child will receive pastoral care from various members of the Hunsley Primary team during their school day and our handover policy ensures that this continues when care is transferred to and from Building Bricks @ Hunsley Primary or parents/carers at the start and end of the school day.
Hunsley Primary are very pleased to work closely in partnership with parents to help ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Regular attendance in school is vital for each child to engage fully in learning and achieve very well.
The attendance of individual pupils and ‘whole school’ attendance is measured using a percentage score which we monitor weekly. A percentage of 95% or above is the benchmark for good school attendance.
A copy of the East Riding and NHS guidance for parents on child absence due to medical appointments and illness can be found on our website. We are happy to advise further on school policy should you have any questions.
If your child has suffered from sickness and / or diarrhoea, the school policy is to follow the East Riding and NHS advice and ask that you keep your child at home for 48 hours from the last bout of sickness and / or diarrhoea. This is to prevent the spread of infection across the school.
Understanding your child’s school attendance rate
Once a child has missed 10 school days (2 weeks) during a school year. They will not be able to achieve a 95% school attendance rate for that year. Below is a table that you can use as a rough guide when considering the impact of your child’s yearly school attendance rate.
|Equivalent number of school weeks missed||2 Weeks||4 Weeks||6 Weeks|
As you can see from the table, a pupil with an 85% school attendance rate for the year will have missed nearly a whole school term. This level of school absence would affect their ability to do well and achieve at school.
With regard to the attendance of young pupils who may be more prone to tiredness, coughs and colds than their older peers, the priority of Hunsley Primary is to support and encourage parents to ensure that it is possible for their child to achieve 95%+ school attendance. Our high levels of care offered throughout the day should offer reassurance to parents who may have concerns about sending their child.
Why is 95% school attendance so important?
Recent research has demonstrated that there is a clear link between poor attendance at school and lower academic achievement. Please see below the results from this research.
|School Attendance Rate||% of pupils achieving 5 or More A* – C grades (including English & Maths)|
|90% – 80%||35%|
At 8.50am pupils leave the responsibility of our wraparound care provider – Building Bricks @ Hunsley Primary – and arrive in the care of Hunsley Primary staff. This point of handover will take place on-site and will involve the handover of information and documentation from the Building Bricks team to the Hunsley Primary Administrator.
Any of the following matters will be shared by Building Bricks at this point with the Hunsley Primary Administrator:
At 8.50am pupils who arrive on-site with parents/carers or designated adult will be met by ‘Greeting’ teaching staff (two staff members). Our ‘Greeting Teachers’ will wait for parents to arrive at the gate of the Reception Classroom and allow children into the classroom space to be received by two further staff members, who will supervise the children’s arrival and registration activities at 9am.
‘Greeting’ teaching staff are not accountable for collecting information from parents/carers/ designated adults at the point of handover. This information must be shared with and collected by the Hunsley Primary Administrator immediately after or before child handover has taken place. This information will then be shared with teaching staff in addition to any further information shared that morning by Building Bricks, e.g.
At 3.30pm pupils leave the responsibility of Hunsley Primary staff and arrive in the care of our wraparound care provider – Building Bricks @ Hunsley Primary. This point of handover will take place on-site and will involve the handover of information and documentation from the Hunsley Primary Administrator to the Building Bricks team.
The Hunsley Primary Administrator will act as a custodian of information to be shared, e.g.
A ‘Handover’ form is passed on to wraparound staff by Hunsley Primary Administrator at this point
At 3.30pm pupils leave the site with parents/carers or designated adult having been handed over by the Hunsley Primary teaching staff.
All information, forms, letters and handover documentation will be the responsibility of the Hunsley Primary Administrator. Teaching staff will direct parents/carers/designated adults to the school Administrator when there is information to be collected, e.g. accident forms.
The Administrator, Mrs Hitchin, can be found in the Main Office at the front of school.
The child will then be transferred immediately by the school Administrator to the classroom.