How are we doing with punctuality in 2022 - 2023?
Improving the number of children who get to school for 8.45am each day is one of our priorities this year.
In 2021 - 2022, there were 7 or 8 children arriving late to school every day or 30 to 32 children over the course of a week. This means that over the course of a typical week each class was disrupted every day due to pupils arriving late to school. It also meant that some children had to endure the embarrassment of walking into assembly or their classroom late most days. For the sake of all the children at St. George's, in 2022 - 2023 we are determined for this to improve.
The half-term started very well and on average the number of children arriving late dropped to 4 or 5 a day in September. However, as the mornings got darker and people got more tired, by the final weeks of the half-term the number of children arriving late had risen again.
Again, the half-term term started well with an average of 5 children arriving late across the whole school in the first week of the half-term. However, those cold, frosty mornings in the final couple of weeks hijacked things as people feeling under the weather were on a 'go slow' and cars needed defrosting.
Punctuality has improved significantly as the weeks have gone by. In the early weeks of the half-term, as many as 9 or 10 children were arriving late each day. However, by the final week of the half-term this had reduced to 4 per day! Well done to all of you who have been making an extra effort to be in school on time!
Next half-term we will be working extra hard to get the number of late arrivals down even further!
At the start of Spring 2, it was clear that you were all making an extra effort to get to school on time and to begin with there were 4 or 5 children arriving late each day. Thank you for your support with this.
We need to keep going in the Summer term to improve punctuality even further. Remember, from the minute the children walk through their classroom doors they are getting organised and ready for learning for the rest of the school day and every minute counts!
In the last two weeks of this half-term there has been a marked improvement in punctuality! We have reduced the number of late arrivals down to an average of 3 per day. Let's keep this up in the final half-term of the year, and thank you for all your support.