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Attendance at the Queensmead Primary Academy


In June 2014, Ofsted said that attendance at the Academy is above average andreflects pupils' enjoyment of their time at the Academy.  This is helped by the positive ethos in the Academy, pupils behaving well, attending regularly and having good manners. 


The importance of attendance is high profile in our Academy – through displays in the entrance, high profile in newsletters and weekly scores posted on all classroom doors.  A comprehensive Attendance policy and letters to parents, that all adults are acutely aware of, drive a focus on raising attendance across the Academy.  Persistent absentees are consistently being challenged with support of the active Education Welfare Officer (EWO) and are decreasing. 


Attendance Awards are given weekly to the highest class attendance and most improved class attendance.  Half termly 100% certificates are presented to those children who sustain this. Yearly 100% prizes are presented to children.  Healthy competition is encouraged.


Attendance Targets and Data


Our Current Target is:  96%


Last Weeks Highest Class Attendance: Da Vinci with 98.2%

Most improved class attendance -   Queen Elizabeth with - 96% up 6.7%

Last week's attendance - 95.8%


School Attendance - Year to Date:  96.5% smiley


We are exceeding our year-to-date target!  Well done everybody! 


Leicester City LA - Education Welfare Service


The Education Welfare Service provides support to schools, children and families where attendance is a concern. The Service works with schools, children and their parents/carers to remove barriers to attendance with the aim of enabling children and young people to attend school regularly, to enjoy their education and to fulfil their potential.


Where parents are not meeting their legal responsibility, the Service is responsible for issuing Penalty Notices and also for undertaking prosecutions action in the Magistrates’ Court.


Responsibility for issuing child employment and performance licences also lies with the Service.


Contact Details


Head of Service: Ellen Collier

Queensmead EWO: Sadie Cadney


Education and Children's Services

Education Welfare Service

Collegiate House

College Street




Phone Number: 221 1260

Fax Number: 221 1261



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