Our school prides itself on striving for an excellent attendance and last year we were one of the highest attended schools in the Tameside area. We also have one of the lowest rates of lateness in Tameside.

This year, our attendance (95.7%)has dropped below our expected standards so we have implemented some key changes to improve attendance and punctuality.This has been a focus for the school during the Summer term. Our action plan for Attendance includes:

  • Pupils labelled as persistent absentees (below 90%), letters will go out to parents asking for them to come in and speak to the Educational Welfare Officer.This is as a mode of support to improve the attendance of the pupil and access any support parents may need.
  • A letter detailing the school’s policy on Holiday Absence will be sent out to all parents.
  • All pupils, who come into school after 9am, must be signed in by a parent and the child will be given a late card to pass to their class teacher.

Attendance is vitally important for the pupils at Canon Johnson to help them progress and learn. Each day lost can have a big impact upon a child’s learning. Please also remember, that if your child is ill or you have any other reason your child is not in school, to ring the office by 9.10am to give us an explanation as to why your child is not in school.