Please find below the start times for children coming into school.

 

A member of staff will greet your child at the gate from 8.40am 

 

  Please be prompt to allow all children in to class with the teachers. Gates will lose at 8.55am

                                                  

Start/Registration Finish
Nursery Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

12.00pm
Reception Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm
Year 1 Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm
Year 2 Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm
Year 3 Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm
Year 4 Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm
Year 5 Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm
Year 6 Gates open at 8.40am.

Registration 8.55am

3.15pm

 

 

Mid morning Break – 10.30am – 10.45am

Ks1 and Ks2 Lunch break – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Reception Lunch break – 12.15 pm- 1.30 pm

Total Hours Provided 32.5 hours

Assemblies

Each Month there is a whole school values assembly which introduces the value for the month.

Whole school celebration assemblies take place on Friday afternoons at 2pm- where children are recognised and rewarded for all of their hard work throughout the week.

Values Assemblies

Children are also recognised and rewarded weekly for promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning.

KS2 Values Assemblies – Tuesday Mornings from 10.15 am

KS1 Values Assemblies – Wednesday Mornings from 10.15

 

Attendance is everyone’s responsibility!

It is vital that children attend school every day. We know that pupils with high attendance not only make good or better progress, they flourish. They grow in confidence, independence, and develop strong resilience.

Good attendance will enable your child to truly be the best version of themselves!

Here at MBA, we set high expectations for good attendance; we expect at least 96%. We do understand that there are reasons and explanations for low attendance. We endeavour to do whatever we can to support and problem solve together. The outcome will always be to improve your child’s attendance.

Let’s work together!

All staff will support you and this is how we do it…

Staff member How they support
Office staff Daily check-ins, discuss reasons for absence and advice will be available
Class teachers On day 2, will call to check-in and offer support. Check attendance percentages at the beginning of every week, will explore with their pupils and reward using house points
DSL Update weekly and cumulative attendance, and update staff so the right feedback can be given to the pupils and parents.

Daily check-ins with office staff, analysing reasons and discussing next steps of support to be offered. Any patterns or sporadic absences will be discussed via telephone and through letters. Implement home visits.

Identify with SLT meetings that might be beneficial to families.
SLT (HT, DHT, DSL/SENCo) Implement home visits.

Identify with SLT meetings that might be beneficial to families, arrange and implement supportive meetings- setting next steps and helping to achieve.

 

We do celebrate attendance every week on our main newsletter and in our weekly celebration assembly. We share with the whole school the percentages for that week and educate the children on the meaning of their percentage. First, second and third place attendance are awarded using gold, silver and bronze trophies to stick on class doors for that week.

Other recognition awards for attendance are celebrated at the end of each term.

We will effectively communicate with you if your child’s attendance is below target. We will inform you of their current percentage and how many sessions of education they have missed. We do use a colour coded letter system to help you understand the process, the meaning of their percentage and what will need to do next. Please see below;

White LetterThis is given if your child is between 92% - 95.9%. This is to inform you that your child is slightly below target.
Red LetterThis letter is given if your child is below 90% and is on the Persistent Absentee List. If you receive this letter your child’s attendance is a huge concern. We need to work together to see an improvement straight away. You might also receive this letter if the absences are unauthorised and there is no engagement around attendance.
Yellow LetterThis letter is given if your child is 92-90%. This is to inform you that your child is close to the persistent absence list. We might also use this letter if your
child is below 90% and is on the persistent absence list, but we are aware it is for medical reasons. However, it is still important that we work together to increase your child’s attendance.
SARM LetterSCHOOL ATTENDANCE REVIEW MEETING (SARM)
If your child’s attendance does not improve despite previous letters, phone calls and meetings, then we will invite you to a SARM. We will discuss your child’s attendance and agree a plan, we will need full engagement. If attendance still does not improve, we will unfortunately take legal action.

 

We do offer an early help meeting linked to attendance, and we would always encourage you to attend these meetings. Through these meetings, we can get a better understanding and therefore will know how to support effectively.

Extreme Weather

If we happen to experience extreme weather conditions and it is felt that the school needs to be closed for the health & safety of the children, information will be updated in the following ways :

  • Through our website.
  • By your phone – we will send a text message if the school is closed
  • Through the radio – Capital FM & Free Radio

If we happen to experience extreme weather conditions during the school day then it is essential that we are able to contact you by text message. Please ensure that we have up to date telephone numbers so  that we are able to contact you in these eventualities.

 

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