The minimum attendance level which is expected for all primary aged children nationally is 95%. Further to this, individual schools are required to set an annual target for attendance. Green Haworth's target for this year is 96%. In order for us to meet this target we need to ask that all pupils aim for this level of attendance. A good attendance record is vital because even short periods of absence can mean that a child’s ability to keep up with school work may be significantly reduced. Friendship groups can also be affected by time away from school and this can be very upsetting for children.
In order to assess our progress in meeting this challenging target we review the attendance of individual pupils at least once every half term and contact parents of children who are not meeting the target to find out if they need any help or support.
Family holidays should not be taken during term time. Mr. Turner is not able to authorise these and your child will be marked as taking unauthorised leave.
Mr. Turner is able to authorise leave for exceptional circumstances such as funerals and a form needs to be completed to request this authorisation. The form is available from the office and it should be completed and returned to the office.
The happiness and educational progress of all the children at Green Haworth are our priorities and we believe that good attendance is a major way in which these priorities can be achieved. It is for this reason that we ask for your support in this matter. If you would like any further advice in relation to attendance please do not hesitate to contact school.
Magic Breakfast Club
Our breakfast club runs from 8.30am every morning. The pupils enjoy a healthy breakfast and can choose from porridge, cereals, bagels and juice.
Our breakfast club is currently offered as free to all pupils.
Our breakfast club is supported by Magic Breakfast a charity dedicated to ensuring every child starts their school day with the right breakfast as fuel for learning. Magic Breakfast believes no child’s education should suffer for the lack of a breakfast. Magic breakfast provides us with the cereals, bagels and juice each week.
For more information about Magic Breakfast click here- www.magicbreakfast.com.
If you are interested in a place please contact Mrs. Little at the main office.
Procedures for school closures: In the event of school being inaccessible to vehicles from Willows Lane, I will make a decision on whether to close the school.
If snow has fallen overnight, listen to Radio Lancashire (95.5 FM/855 MW) for regular updates of which schools have been closed.
If school is closed, parents with a mobile phone registered on the school system will receive a text message to explain. I will endeavour to make this judgment as early as possible so that parents have not begun their journey to school. Please share this message with any friends or family as some parents have their phones turned off at certain times of the day.
A message will also be displayed on the front page of this school website.
In the event of heavy snowfall during the school day, members of staff will text all parents to explain that school is closing and pupils need to be taken home.