Attendance, Behaviour & Attitudes


At Beckfoot Upper Heaton we believe the home-school partnership is essential and that in turn, will help our learners to achieve and succeed. Our strategic vision ensures that the school is placed firmly within the community with families and carers recognised as key stake holders in the school.

Research going back many years has consistently told us, not surprisingly that parents are the most important people in their children’s lives, and that their support for their children’s learning and development is crucial.

Working together we are very proud of the progress we have made to ensure that every student attends school and reaches their full potential. Let’s work together and ensure our young people continue to achieve and succeed.

High attendance drives success whilst low attendance will result in unsatisfactory progress. Regular attendance at school is vital to help your child achieve and get the best possible start in life.

The attendance team will support your child to ensure they are meeting our school expectation of 97% and they will work together, with your support, to achieve the best possible outcome.

If you have any concerns or updates regarding your child’s attendance, please contact the school on 01274 493533.

There is an expectation that all parents inform the school of absence; any absence unexplained will be followed up with a home visit.

Behaviour & Attitudes

We are committed to ensuring high standards of student behaviour and attitudes not only towards their learning but to school life and their school community. An orderly but happy and efficient environment contributes to the well-being of everyone in the school and requires the co-operation of all. A high level of respect for each other is the foundation of our student-centred school.

We expect all our students to be Ready, Respectful and Safe, at all times. This applies to student’s when they are at school, travelling to and from school, representing the school in sports and other activities, and when they are taking part in school visits and trips.

We take pride in our appearance and expect all students to do so in themselves and look after their school environment. Our expectations replicate the expectations that will be needed in the wider world.

Our Personal Development Pastoral team will ensure our high expectations are fully supported and remain a daily priority. If you would like additional information around our expectations or your child’s behaviour and attitude then please contact school on 01274 493533.