I reported, earlier this week, about our concern over the rising number of lates we have been having each week. There had been quite a rise in the number of lates since we returned to school following the October holidays.
Being late can have a hugely negative effect on our pupils. Many don’t like coming in late, but we would rather they were in school than not in school, even if they are late and, as I reported in the previous post, a few minutes here and there soon adds up to what may be a lot of missed learning time.
Sadly, I have to report that our lates have risen again, this week. With 101 lates and 31 of those being on Thursday morning, I am wondering what happened on Wednesday evening that so many of our young people were late for school on Thursday morning.
We appreciate that the mornings are dark and the weather has been miserable but it is very important that children get to school on time. We would ask all parents and carers to do everything within their power to ensure that our pupils arrive in school on time!
UNCRC / RRSA
Article 3 – The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.
Article 28 – Every child has the right to an education…..