Highfields Primary School Mission Statement
To promote independent, confident, self-disciplined children with enquiring minds and the skills to maximise their full learning potential.
Good attendance by pupils and staff is part of this school’s daily life
We ensure dedicated time and resources, including the employment of additional staff as needed, e.g. home-school liaison or pastoral staff
We ensure a high quality curriculum and teaching
We ensure support is in place to meet the individual needs of every pupil
We have procedures in place that are monitored and reviewed with the input of staff, pupils and parents
We make decisions based on evidence, including through regular data analysis
We fast track attendance issues with an emphasis on early intervention and referral to external agencies when required;
We work in partnerships with the local community, businesses and parents
We are committed to working with parents and the Missing Education & Child Employment Service to maintain our excellent attendance rate of 97.1% in 2014/15 and 97% in 2015/16. During 2014/15 0.3% unauthorised absences were recorded which was a 0.1% improvement on the previous year. And 0.3% unauthorised absences were recorded in 2015/16. For 2016/2017 the attendance rate was 97% with 0.4% unauthorised absences.