There is a new procedure in place where we ask that parents/carers sign their child into school if they arrive after registration at 8.40am. Thank you.
Our whole-school target this year is 96%. We will be continuing to use the Callio approach to improve pupil attendance and your child will bring home a letter this week, giving details of their attendance so far this term. If you have any queries regarding attendance, please do not hesitate to contact the school
Could all medical appointments (dentist/optician/doctor) be booked outside the school day or during school holidays if possible? It has also worked in the past when appointments are made after morning or afternoon registration times. With appointments that have to occur during the school day, if parents/carers send the appointment letter/card into school, the absence can be authorised and a copy of the appointment can be kept on the pupil’s file.
This Friday, the first letters under the Local Authority’s new ‘Callio’ attendance initiative will be sent out. This initiative is being implemented in schools across Caerphilly including Bedwas Infants and Bedwas High School. The letters are automatically colour-coded according to each child’s overall attendance percentage for the most recent school term. 95% is the target figure for all children.