Attendance and Punctuality

Attendance and Punctuality

Attend today, achieve tomorrow. 

At John Flamsteed Community School, we believe that every day counts and every student matters.  We invite parents, carers and students to recognise the importance of attendance shaping a successful educational journey.  At John Flamsteed Community School we want to create a culture where attendance is not a duty but the way towards a bright and promising future.

John Flamsteed Community School is committed to providing a supportive and engaging learning environment and regular attendance is the starting point for students to work with us so that we can empower our students to reach their full potential and thrive in their educational journey.  

Please refer to our Attendance Policy for further guidance regarding support and interventions.

Regular attendance is not only a legal requirement it can also offer students the following:

Academic Achievement:  Attending regularly brings new knowledge and skills that build upon previous learning. Students who consistently attend school have the best chance of achieving and building strong foundations. 

Building a Sense of Responsibility:  Regular attendance instils a sense of responsibility and discipline in students.  Attending classes, students develop valuable habits that will serve them well in future endeavours.  Punctuality and commitment to attendance are qualities that future employers highly value. 

Social and Emotional Development:  School is not only a place for academic growth but also a place for social and emotional developments.  Regular attendance allows students to make friendships and provides a support system that contributes to their wellbeing and resilience.

Preparation for Future Success:  In the working world and life after school by attending school regularly, students are preparing themselves for the expectations they will encounter in their future careers and personal lives.  Employers and further education establishments seek individuals who are dependable and committed to their responsibilities.