All members of Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth are committed to ensuring that all the children who attend the school receive the best possible education and that they receive support to achieve their full potential. A key factor in order to achieve this is to ensure high attendance with a clear link between attendance and achievement. The Welsh Government expects all children to attend school at least 95% of the time. Attending school regularly is therefore absolutely essential for the children to succeed in the future.
When your child is absent, you are expected to contact the school on the first day of illness. You can contact by calling the school; send a message via ClassCharts or send an e-mail to the school's Attendance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a specific policy which can be found on the website under the Information||School Policies section. We appreciate your cooperation in order to ensure that your child attends the school.
Not attending school regularly, a day here or there doesn’t seem like much, but absences add up. Two days a month is equal to 4 weeks a year which is over one year of lost learning from Year 1 to Year 13.
Every school day counts, each day missed makes it harder to catch up, can lead to lower achievements in reading, writing and numeracy and impacts a child’s ability to make important social connections.
There are lots of reasons why a child should attend school:
- To learn
- To build confidence and self-esteem
- To understand responsibility
- To develop new skills
- To grow as individuals
- To gain qualifications
- To make new friends, have fun and develop life skills
- To develop awareness of other cultures
Excellent attendance at school allows a child to have the best possible start in life.