Links News- 13th January 2023
Dear Links families,
I hope you’ve all had a lovely week.
Well done to the following children, who all received a Links Values Award for consistently demonstrating the school values: Harriet in 2T, Maruane in 4T and Alesha in 6M.
Attendance is an important issue and one of our school development priorities for the coming year is to ensure that our attendance figures are in line with the national average of 95%. The Department for Education is very clear that children are expected to attend school every day that they are well enough and that leaves of absence cannot be granted unless for exceptional circumstances. DfE guidance states that if a child has attendance of less than 90% it is classed as persistent absence.
I know that lots of our families are working hard to get their children into school on time and every day that they are well enough, and I would like to say a big thank you for this. It really does make a huge difference to the children’s social development, learning and progress.
Every week in assembly we will now be announcing the three classes with the best attendance for the week. The winning class will then get to look after our attendance bear until the next Friday assembly. Unfortunately, our bear is currently nameless, so we are holding a competition to name it over the next week. The children will get the chance to post their ideas in boxes on each floor and we will announce the winner in assembly next Friday. The person who suggests the winning name will win a special prize!
Here are the attendance figures for each class, since our return to school:
- Morning Nursery- 88.4%
- Afternoon Nursery- 84.1%
- Full-time Nursery- 93.8%
- Rainbow- 91.8%
- Sunshine- 91%
- 1EJ- 90.1%
- 1P- 94.4%
- 2B- 93.6%
- 2T- 89.8%
- 3B- 96.2%
- 3P- 97.6%
- 4M- 95.4%
- 4T- 91.7%
- 5D- 91.4%
- 5KT- 92.9%
- 6G- 95.6%
- 6M- 100%
Well done to 6M who have made an excellent start to the term and have all been in school every day!
Bookings are open for this half term for breakfast and after school club. If you would like to book a place, please complete this form. Please note that all booked places will be charged for.
Please see the attached newsletter from Caterlink, our catering company, with information on school lunches.
I just wanted to give you a bit of advance warning that this term’s parents’ evenings will take place on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March, so that you can get it in your diary now! As with the last few parents’ evenings, we will give you the option of face-to-face or video appointments. We will publish information on how to book nearer the time.
A huge congratulations to Green house, who have come from behind to take the lead in the house competition. Here are the standings as of this morning:
- Green- 2204
- Yellow- 2186
- Red- 2185
- Blue- 2156
I hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Lee and the Links Team