Statement of Strategy for School Attendance
|Name of school||Loughmore NS|
|Address||Loughmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.|
|The school’s vision and values in relation to attendance||Consistent and punctual school attendance is essential to optimal progress in school and to the wellbeing of all pupils. This is the shared responsibility of all partners in education and the school takes its role very seriously in the promotion of school attendance.|
|The school’s high expectations around attendance||We endeavour to maximise school attendance for all pupils by promoting high school attendance and rewarding effort in this regard.|
|How attendance will be monitored||We have Aladdin Schools software in our school which very effectively enables us to track and monitor school attendance. We also have a very effective School Attendance Policy which deals with recording school absence and communicating with parents on this issue.|
|Summary of the main elements of the school’s approach to attendance:
|School roles in relation to attendance||
|Partnership arrangements (parents, students, other schools, youth and community groups)||
|How the Statement of Strategy will be monitored||o The Principal will report to the BOM around school attendance at each meeting.
o School attendance is monitored at each half term by the school Principal and any concerns are discussed with the relevant class teachers and communication is made with the relevant parents.
o School attendance – full attendance, consistent attendance and improved attendance is rewarded biannually at school assemblies with certification.
|Review process and date for review||Reviewed annually by Staff at a staff meeting at the start of the school year. New ideas and strategies are always welcome.|
|Date the Statement of Strategy was approved by the Board of Management||31st January 2018|
|Date the Statement of Strategy submitted to Tusla||12/01/2018|