At Woodside we believe that education is important because it provides our children with the skills needed for life.  In order to gain these skills, children need to attend school regularly and punctually - this is both for academic and social reasons.
As a school we will work closely with children and parents to resolve attendance issues.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child attends school on time, unless there is an authorised reason for their absence.
A number of incentives are in place to promote good attendance; these include:
  • end of term certificates for 100% attendance
  • display board in the hall area to celebrate good attendance
  • prizes awarded to consistently high attending children and to children who achieve 100% for the whole year.
The government have set a minimum attendance level of 96% for every child.