At Ripple Primary School, LEARNING STARTS AT A QUARTER TO NINE.
Teachers prepare work to support the children’s learning which begins as soon as the children arrive in class. If a child is not in school on time then they are not ready to learn at 8:45am. Children who arrive even a few minutes’ late miss valuable lessons which have been planned carefully by the teacher to address the needs of his/her class. If a child was ten minutes late every morning for a week, they would have missed nearly an hour of learning time that week.
- To promote and improve punctuality
- To ensure all stakeholders are aware of their responsibilities in promoting punctuality.
|Gates are closed promptly at 9am. Any child arriving after 9am must enter the school via the Office.||Children will be asked the reason for lateness and parent/carer will be asked to sign a form.||Daily|
|Lateness will be monitored by the Attendance Officer.||If a child has two late marks in one week a letter will be sent to parents informing them that the lateness will be monitored and asking for improvements to be made.||Weekly|
|Lateness will be monitored by the Attendance Officer.||If no improvement is made a further letter will be sent. If still no improvements Attendance Officer will write to parents advising that the lateness will be referred to the Borough’s Access and Attendance for action.||1 month|
|Access and Attendance will write a letter of warning to parents.||If lateness persists a fine will be issued to both parents.||6 weeks|