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If you are looking to get back to work, this might be helpful.

 

Parent Employment Wellbeing (PEW) is a new project from Reading Voluntary Action that offers free, non-judgemental, confidential, one-to-one information, advice, guidance and support - tailored to you and your situation. 

The project is delivered by RVA’s School and Parent Engagement Officer, Anna Chapman and is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education Skills Funding Agency.

Anna can help you to:
- discuss your needs and aspirations for work
- identify any challenges and barriers to your wellbeing and achievement
- explore your options and opportunities
- know about the services and support available to you in Reading
- progress towards and into training, courses, voluntary work and employment.

So if you are a parent, over the age of 16, not in employment, not furloughed and living in the Reading area, and you are interested in this support, please contact Anna Chapman by emailing her at
anna.chapman@rva.org.uk

 

NHS Berkshire - information for parents during the lockdown

Attendance

Attendance Percentages

  • 95% in a test is seen as a good score in an exam,  but for attendance, it would be a cause for concern.
  • 90% attendance isn't - over a year it is the same as having nearly 4 weeks off school in a year!
  • 90% attendance each week means a student is having a half day off a week.

See the grid below for other percentages and see how much time off per year it adds up to

Attendance percentage over the year

Number of AM/PM sessions missed

Equivalent number of days missed

Equivalent number of weeks missed

Equivalent number of lessons missed

100%

0

0

0

0

95%

19

9.5

~2

38

90%

38

19

~4

76

85%

57

28.5

~6

114

80%

76

38

~8

152

75%

95

47.5

~9.5

190

70%

114

57

~11.5

228

Effect on achievement

  • 17 school days missed equals 91.1% attendance for the year
  • 34 schooldays missed equals 82.1% attendance for the year

Holidays

A two week holiday means you cannot get more than 94.7% attendance in that year and you will miss 50 lessons. That's a lot to catch up on!

Holidays or leave of absence taken in school time are not authorised .

Late arrival in school

When your child arrives late at school, he or she misses the teachers instructions and the induction to the lesson.Repeatedly being late can have a significantly negative effect on children's confidence and learning.

 Minutes late per day during the school year

Equals days worth of teaching lost in a year

 5

3.4

 10

 6.9

 15

 10.3

20

13.8

25

20.7

Frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning lost, and can seriously disadvantage your child.

School begins at 8:55 AM, please help your child to be punctual.

All students should aim to be in school by 8:50 AM.

If you wish to pay for trips online, click on the link for TUCASI SCHOOLS CASH OFFICE INTERNET PAYMENTS or go to www.scopay.com/churchend.

School Uniform from September 2020:  We will have a new local supplier - details of which are on the Uniform List below.  They have a shop in Tilehurst or you can order via their website or over the phone.

For any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Tel: 0118 9375450
Email: admin@churchendacademy.com
Any Children eligible for Free School Meals can download a form with guidelines from the PUPIL PREMIUM page, under the Parents tab.

 

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