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Give school attendance 100%
As the new school term begins, Knowsley Council is launching its school attendance campaign. The campaign encourages pupils to have 100% school attendance and highlights the fact that there are no excuses for absence from school.
The council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, Councillor Gary See, is committed to improving the quality of education throughout the borough and believes the importance of regular attendance cannot be overestimated when ensuring that all young people have the best opportunities for accessing education, employment or training.
If children have good attendance levels, they are likely to achieve better exam results. Research shows that even a few days missed from school can mean a drop of a GCSE grade across all subjects. Good attendance also shows potential employers that a student is reliable, which may help improve their chances of getting a better job in the future. Our message is simple – give school attendance 100%.
Parents and carers have a responsibility for making sure their child goes to school regularly and doesn’t miss out on their education. In addition, Head Teachers will not authorise requests for days off in term-time, other than in exceptional circumstances, which do not include holidays, birthdays or visiting relatives.
The council regularly monitors the school attendance of pupils and will work with the pupil, their parent or carer and the school to address any attendance issues at an early stage. For further information, tips and advice on how to improve your child’s attendance, contact the School Inclusion Team on 0151 443 5147. In addition, an advice to parents leaflet can be downloaded from the council’s website – www.knowsley.gov.uk
Defibrillator for St Joseph’s
St Joseph’s is to be provided with a lifesaving defibrillator as a result of one family’s campaign to prevent others suffering the same loss they did. To find out more, follow the link below:
Primary school in Huyton praised for top exam results
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, in Huyton is celebrating after being recognised as one of the best in the country. The school received a personal letter of congratulations from schools minister David Laws after pupils excelled at Key Stage 2 tests at the end of last year.
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No Place for Bullies at St Joseph’s
Children from St Joseph’s have been working with children from six other local primary schools on a project focusing on disability, race, age and difference.
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St Joseph’s Poster Competition Winner
Kiera from Year 6 won a competition to design a poster to encourage children and adults throughout Knowsley to wash their hands.
The competition, organised by the Infection Control department from NHS Knowsley, had over 100 entries.
Her winning design will be on display in all schools and council buildings throughout Knowsley.
Kiera was presented with a framed copy of her poster along with a £50 book token from Linda Newsham, Lead Infection Control Nurse from NHS Knowsley.
Congratulations, we are very proud of your achievement Kiera.