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School Attendance

Changing social habits and patterns necessitated the updating of the schools attendance policy. The redrafting was a collaborative school process involving Staff and Board of Management, following an initial draft by a representative group.

The main factors contributing to the formulation of a revised policy can be summarized as follows:
  • To Promote and encourage regular attendance as an essential factor in our pupils learning.
  • Legislative requirements such as the Education Welfare Act 2000 and the Education Act, 1998.
  • The role of the National Education Welfare Board (NEWB).
  • Levels of disadvantage
  • Changing attitudes to education.
Aims:
  • Ensuring that pupils are registered accurately and efficiently.
  • Ensuring that pupil attendance is recorded daily.
  • Encouraging full attendance where possible.
  • Identifying pupils at risk
  • Promoting a positive learning environment
  • Enabling learning opportunities to be availed of
  • Raising awareness of the importance of school attendance
  • Fostering an appreciation of learning
  • Identify pupils at risk leaving school early
  • Ensuring compliance with the requirements of the relevant legislation
  • Developing, subject to available resources, links between the school and families of children who may be at risk of developing attendance problems
  • Identifying and removing, insofar as is practicable, obstacles to school attendance.

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Crehana PAFC,
27 Oct 2014, 06:15