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Mrs L Martindale

Attendance Officer


Mrs C Barry

Designated Attendance Lead

Attendance at Gwladys Street C P and N School

Attendance Officer – Mrs L Martindale

Designated Attendance Lead – Mrs C Barry

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At Gwladys Street C. P. and N. School, attendance is our Number 1 priority and we strive for all children to have at least 97%  to ensure they can fulfil their true potential.

We encourage good attendance in many ways:

Weekly attendance prizes

Children from each class who have 97% or above could win a prize, best class to have golden time activity, trophies, certificates and even a mini Gwladys to work alongside the children in class for the week. See below for some of our most recent winners.

100% Attendance Weekly Winners

Special prizes/events to attend

Daily attendance prizes

Supporting families

Mrs L Martindale is a key contact in school to support families with their child’s attendance and can be contacted via the school phone number 01515250843 or school email  Her role is to track attendance across the school and identify opportunities to support families. We have many ways that we can do this including offering a breakfast club place and pastoral support.  An important part of our Attendance Officer’s role is to keep families up to date with children’s attendance and punctuality as this can impact on children’s learning.

Why attendance is so important.

We ensure children understand how good attendance can impact on their lives now and in the future. We speak to the children regularly about attendance and how it can affect their learning. We have many visitors and special days to recognise the importance of attendance and ensure all learning has Golden Opportunities.

Why attend Gwladys Street every day.

At Gwladys Street, we pride ourselves on an engaging and exciting curriculum enhanced by visitors and visits. We offer many after school clubs and themed days and are proud of our new improved outdoor areas. Good attendance supports children’s wellbeing and development and they are taught healthy coping and resilient strategies to understand their own emotions and those of others. School has an excellent team of Mental Health experts and a nurture base – Calm Central – to support a holistic approach to the child’s wellbeing as well as signposting to other agencies for the whole family.


We use the App Studybugs, which can be downloaded by the all mobile devices, to support parents in reporting absence – – the app allows parents/carers to report their child’s absence in a safer and quicker way. School will contact families if there has been no contact on the first day of absence and there may be a second phone from a member of the SLT or D.A.L. to discuss the importance of attendance.

Educational Welfare Service

School works with the Educational Welfare Service as we expect all children to attend school every day for their academic learning as well as their social and emotional well-being. School will use Fixed Penalty Notices and proceed with court proceedings to ensure that attendance


Parents/carers are informed of school’s attendance by the school’s twitter feed @GwladysStPrim  and each week by the newsletter on Parent App. Attendance is part of the weekly assemblies and boards in school are updated weekly to demonstrate to children how important attending school is.

Attendance Policy March 2022.docx

What does good attendance look like?