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You are here Three Year Plans 2010 - 2015 Improvement Plans for 2015 - 2016 Improvement Plans for 2016 - 2017 Improvement Plans for 2017 - 2018 Attendance 2017/2018

Month

2012/2013

2013/2014

2014/2015

2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

August

94.80%

90.90%

91.20%

90.4%
93.8%
93.5%

September

94.60%

91.00%

93.20%

94.1%
94.4%
93.1%

October

91.90%

92.60%

95.30%

95.2%
93.9%
90.8%

November

92.30%

94.10%

93.80%

92.9%
92.6%

December

89.90%

91.30%

92.70%

91.6%
87.5%

January

92.50%

92.20%

93.60%

88.2%
94.0%

February

92.40%

91.20%

94.20%

92.0%
92.0%

March

89.60%

90.40%

94.50%

89.1%
91.1%

April

88.30%

94.00%

92.40%

93.6%
88.4%

May

87.00%

93.30%

88.70%

92.9%
88.1%

June

84.30%

75.80%

75.90%

83.0%
76%

Total

90.40%

90.50%

91.30%

91.5%
89.9%
92.2%

Summary of Attendance for 2016/2017

School Year

Boys
Girls
Total

2012/2013

90.3% (present)
90.5% (present)
90.4% (present)
9.7% (absent)
9.5% (absent)
9.6% (absent)
2013/2014
90.6% (present)
90.4 (present)
90.5% (present)
9.4% (absent)
9.6% (absent)
9.5% (absent)
2014/2015
91.4% (present)
91.2% (present)
91.3% (present)
8.6% (absent)
8.8% (absent)
8.7% (absent)
2015/2016
91.3% (present)
91.6% (present)
91.5% (present)
8.7% (absent)
8.4% (absent)
8.5% (absent)
2016/2017
90.4% (present)
89.9% (present)
90.2% (present)
9.6% (absent)
10.1% (absent)
9.8% (absent)
Review of previous years & Targets for 2017/2018:

Attendance Rates for 2012/2013 were as follows: Boys 90.4% and Girls 90.5%. 4 pupils had 100% attendance records. 58 pupils missed less than one week. 87 pupils were reported to the NEWB having missed 20 days or more.
Attendance Rates for 2013/2014 were as follows: Boys 90.6% and Girls 90.4%. 15 Pupils had 100% attendance records. 65 pupils missed less than one week. 85 pupils were reported to the NEWB having missed 20 days or more.
Attendance Rates for 2014/2015 were as follows: Boys 91.4% and Girls 91.2% 16 pupils had 100% attendance records. 87 pupils missed less than one week. 79 pupils were reported to the NEWB having missed 20 days or more.
Attendance Rates for 2015/2016 were as follows: Boys 91.3% and Girls 91.6% 10 pupils had 100% attendance records. 73 pupils missed less than one week. 75 pupils were reported to the NEWB having missed 20 days or more.
Attendance Rates for 2016/2017 were as follows: Boys 90.4% and Girls 89.9% 15 pupils had 100% attendance records. 70 pupils missed less than one week. 82 pupils were reported to the NEWB having missed 20 days or more.

Targets: ORD Pupils - to reduce absence rates from 5.5% to 5%, EAL Pupils - to reduce absence rates from 7.2% to 7% and LT Pupils - to reduce absence ratse from 25.4% to 20%

Measure
Target Group
Lead Responsibility
When?
Continuation of Attendance Monitor to track absences and to liaise with parents & HSCL
(all missed more than 20 days previous year)
Attendance Monitor
All Year
Contacting parents of absent pupils by phone on day of absence if school not informed of reason for absence.
Pupils absent without reason
Attendance Monitor
At 11.30am daily from start of school year
Incremental stages in contacting parents: Absence @ 5 days - case discussed at Care Team Meeting. Absence @ 10 days - class teacher writes to parents asking them to make appointment to discuss attendance & progress. Absence @ 15 days - visit from HSCL. Absence @ 20 days parents written to by principal & NEWB informed
All pupils absent (other than through illness)
Class Teachers, HSCL, Principal, Secretary, School Completion Co-Ordinator
All Year
Parents must sign pupil out if pupil leaves school early. Record maintained in office and recorded on Aladdin.
All Pupils who leave school early
Secretary & HSCL
All Year
Homework Club - Eliminate the reason that children don't want to come to school as their homework is not completed.
Target Pupils
HSCL
September 2016 - end of May 2017
Variety of Projects During School Hours to encourage attendance: music lessons, percussion workshops, trip to theatre, gymnastics, sports, singing workshops, science workshops etc
Target Pupils in particular but also all pupils
Teachers, HSCL & Principal as appropriate
All Year
Variety of After School Clubs designed to encourage attendance: Chess Club, Gaeilge Club, Scratch Computer Club, Debating Club, Club Francais, Draughts Club for Senior Infants etc
Target Pupils in particular but also all pupils
Teachers who have volunteered to run After School Clubs
All Year
Sports Activities during school break times to encourage attendance in the senior classes: Volleyball League, Soccer League etc
Target Pupils in particular but also all pupils
Principal
All Year
Sports Activities After School as Extra Curricular Activities to encourage attendance (Rule: if pupil does not attend for full day s/he cannot play in football, hurling, camogie, soccer etc competitions after school)
Target Pupils in particular but also all pupils
Volunteer Teachers
All Year
Breakfast Club - Reduce the numbers of children who arrive late for school as they have to get their own breakfast or who miss breakfast altogether.
Target Pupils
HSCL & School Completion Programme
All Year
Friday Activities to encourage attendance on the last day of the week: Chess Club (after school), Pupil of the Week, Swimming, GAA Coaching, Soccer Coaching, Tag Rugby etc
Target Pupils in particular but also all pupils
Volunteer Teachers, HSCL, Coaches from various clubs, chess coach
All Year
Pupils who arrive late are tracked and HSCL will visit the families
Target pupils who frequently arrive late
HSCL
All Year

Involvement of Community
With support of local sporting clubs (GAA & Soccer) we will again ask their coaches to encourage attendance at school. The local library and Post Office will also promote good attendance.

All Pupils
HSCL
All Year

(Plan formally adopted at teachers' meeting on Thursday 31st August 2017)