Working Together, Achieving More ~ Cydweithio a Chyflawni
Headteacher: Mr P. Grimes
Tudor Street, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP
More about Wellbeing
At Ysgol Maesydderwen we recognise and understand the direct link between attendance at school to good emotional health, good educational progress and attainment.
Being a community school with strong links with our primaries we are able to effectively monitor and track the attendance of all our students.
Attendance is a particular focus of our Progress Leaders who work closely with our attendance officer, Mr Huw Thomas to ensure that any barriers in coming to school are addressed early with both the student and their family in a supportive manner. We have an excellent record of attendance which demonstrates the effectiveness of our strategies.
Children who miss school frequently can fall behind with their work which can impact on confidence and self esteem.
The school attendance target that students should be aiming for is 95%.
From an academic perspective, government research shows that
It is important to let your child’s Progress Leader or Mr Huw Thomas of any attendance concerns.
Lateness = Lost Learning
(Figures below are calculated over a school year)
5 minutes late each day
10 minutes late each day
15 minutes late each day
20 minutes late each day
30 minutes late each day
3 days lost
6.5 days lost
10 days lost
13 days lost
19 days lost